Lot 301
  • 301

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE SEAL PASTE BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD |

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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Description

  • Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.7 cm
of circular outline, finely painted in 'Master of the Rocks' style of bold layering and faint 'blobby dots' for depth and perspective, the domed cover with a scene of five scholar-officials offering tribute to a dignitary standing beneath a canopy held by an attendant with a stately sedan in the foreground, the conforming box with a continuous landscape, the interior of the cover decorated with a seated scholar practicing calligraphy, the lower section with an auspicious scene of the immortal Li Tiegui pouring magical elixir from a double gourd, the base with an apocryphal four-character Chenghua mark (2), coll. no. 1482

Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 19th September 2002, lot 123.

Literature

Jeffrey P. Stamen, Cynthia Volk with Yibin Ni, A Culture Revealed, Kangxi-Era Chinese Porcelain from the Jie Rui Tang Collection, Bruges, 2017, cat. no. 35.
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