Lot 357
  • 357

A LARGE AND UNUSUAL BASSE-TAILLE PAINTED ENAMEL OCTAGONAL SWEETMEAT BOX AND COVER QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
Sold
12,500 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

the straight-sides slightly stepped and domed cover decorated in green and aubergine enamels on a bright blue ground, with a central medallion of gilded bats in flight over a floral scroll ground, the straight-sided box similarly decorated and supported on four ruyi-shaped feet, the interior with a circular footed tray, surrounded by eight footed trays similarly decorated, the interior of the box and cover and the undersides of the trays enameled yellow
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