Lot 3210
  • 3210

A 'XING' BOX AND COVER FIVE DYNASTIES

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 HKD
Sold
150,000 HKD
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Description

  • ceramics
of circular form, the box fashioned with a tapered lower body resting on a countersunk base, the gently domed cover bordered with a thin lipped edge above subtly flaring sides, applied with a creamy-white glaze stopping neatly in areas to reveal the pale beige-white body

Provenance

Galaxie Company, Hong Kong, prior to 1990.

Catalogue Note

The form of these boxes derives from metalwork. See illustrations of boxes of similar form in silver, gold and lacquered wood illustrated by Bo Gyllensvärd, 'T'ang Gold and Silver', Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, 1957, no. 29, figs 9a, e and f.
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