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A BLUE AND WHITE INGOT-SHAPED BOX AND COVER

WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

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A BLUE AND WHITE INGOT-SHAPED BOX AND COVER

WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

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A BLUE AND WHITE INGOT-SHAPED BOX AND COVER

WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

the cover painted with two five-claw dragons contesting a central flaming pearl amongst flame and cloud scrolls within a raised ingot-shaped panel, the rounded sides of both box and cover with borders of striding dragons facing opposite directions, the rims with saw-tooth borders


22cm., 8 5/8 in.
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Catalogue Note

The unusual shape of this box is enhanced by the dynamism of the dragon design; see a closely related example, in the Musee Guimet, Paris, illustrated in Daisy Lion-Goldschmidt, Ming Porcelain, Fribourg, 1978, pl. 213; one in the Baur Collection, published in John Ayers, The Baur Collection. Chinese Ceramics, vol. 2, Geneva, 1969, pl. A187; another included in the China Institute in America Exhibition of Chinese Art from the Newark Museum, China Institute in America, New York, 1980, cat. no. 26; and a fourth example sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 29th May 2007, lot 1458.

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