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A RARE YELLOW-GROUND CANTON ENAMEL EGG-FORM BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
5,0007,000
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280
A RARE YELLOW-GROUND CANTON ENAMEL EGG-FORM BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
5,0007,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A RARE YELLOW-GROUND CANTON ENAMEL EGG-FORM BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY
the tapering lower section finely painted with two scholars, one standing with a fan, the other, the Tang poet Li Bai resting by a wine jar, separated by two rectangular panels enclosing poetic inscriptions, the hinged high-domed cover with two figures, a fisherman and nearby attendant with a basket, divided by fruit-form reserves enclosing further inscriptions, all against a rich yellow ground, the interior white-enameled, the gilt-copper rims incised with foliate motifs, a small aperture below the metal catch
Height 3 1/8  in., 8 cm
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Exhibited

Chinese Painted Enamels, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England, 1978, cat. no. 113.
Oriental Works of Art, Gerard Hawthorn Ltd., London, 2005, cat. no. 67.

Important Chinese Art

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