Another Wanli wucai box of this design is in the Manchester City Art Galleries, illustrated in C.M. Kauffmann, ‘Chinese Pottery and Porcelain in the Manchester City Art Galleries’, Oriental Art, New Series, vol. V, no. 3, Autumn 1959, pp. 120-22, pl. 3; two others were sold in our London rooms, 17th December 1980, lot 632, from the R. Wistrand collection, and 7th December 1993, lot 236.
Two further Wanli boxes with slight variations in design and size are preserved in the porcelain collection of the Zwinger in Dresden, Germany, and were included in the exhibition, Chinesisches Porzellan der Mingdynastie, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, 1987, cat. nos. 83 and 84. Compare also an unmarked box and cover of this design, also of the late Ming period, sold in these rooms, 10th November 1982, lot 537.
Please call 1-800-555-5555 to order a print catalog for this sale.
Online Registration to Bid is Closed for this Sale. Would you like to watch the live sale?Watch Live Sale