Lot 511
  • 511

A CIRCULAR BLUE AND WHITE 'PEONY' BOX AND COVERKANGXI MARK AND PERIOD |

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • Diameter 6 5/8  in., 16.8 cm
the shallow rounded sides supported on a tapered foot, the exterior painted with meandering foliate stems issuing lush peony blossoms, the tones of the cobalt carefully modulated to achieve a nuanced, painterly effect, the domed cover similarly adorned, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue (2)

Catalogue Note

Compare a box of the same design sold in our London rooms, 17th March 1981, lot 28. A similar example, but with a butterfly painted to the center of the cover in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Gugong Bowuyuan cang Qingdai yuyao ciqi [Porcelains from the Qing Imperial kilns in the Palace Museum Collection], vol. 2, Beijing, 2005, pl. 16; and a box of the same design sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 2nd May 1994, lot 648. 
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