A 'XING' BOX AND COVER FIVE DYNASTIES
120,000 - 180,000 HKD
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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
Galaxie Company, Hong Kong, prior to 1990.
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.