The peach was one of the Qing Emperor's favourite motifs and it was thus used as a form for boxes made of various materials; boxes also adorned with a shou character and bats include a coral example, attributed to the Yongzheng period, in the Qing court collection and still in Beijing, included in the exhibition China. The Three Emperors, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2005, cat. no. 294; and an ivory version sold twice in our London rooms, 18th November 1988, lot 829, and 7th November 2007, lot 207. A silver filigree box in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is published in Zhongguo jinyin boli falangqi quanji [The complete collection of Chinese gold, silver, glass and enamelled wares], vol. 3: Jinyin qi [Gold and silver wares], Shijiazhuang, 2004, pl. 308.
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