A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOX AND A COVER THE COVER WANLI PERIOD, THE BOX 19TH CENTURY | 明萬曆 青花雙龍拱壽紋蓋 及 清十九世紀青花雲龍趕珠紋盒
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP
PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN NOBLE COLLECTION
A BLUE AND WHITE 'DRAGON' BOX AND A COVER
THE COVER WANLI PERIOD, THE BOX 19TH CENTURY
明萬曆 青花雙龍拱壽紋蓋 及 清十九世紀青花雲龍趕珠紋盒
of square quatrelobed form, the cover painted with a pair of confronting five-clawed dragons reaching for a peach inscribed with the shou character borne on a leafy steam emerging from rockwork amidst crashing waves, the sides with four sinuous dragons flying amidst cloud scrolls, the matched box similarly decorated, the base inscribed with an apocryphal six-character mark
Width 26.7 cm, 10½ in.
Cover:There is a crack (circa 17.5 cm) with old rivet repair to the interior, and a small associated loss to the exterior
Base: There is a crack (circa 3.2 cm) running across the footrim and through the glaze, and some further chips/nicks to the footrim. Firing imperfections include firing cracks, adhered grits and burst bubbles.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Collection of Sigisbert Chretien Bosch Reitz (1860-1938), curator of the Asian Art collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1914-1926).
Bequeathed to his godson Jonkheer G.C. Six van Wimmenum (1892-1975).
Thence by family descent.
Sigisbert Chretien Bosch Reitz（1860-1938年）收藏，曾於1914至1926年擔任紐約大都會博物館亞洲藝術部策展人，此後由義子 Jonkheer G.C. Six van Wimmenum（1892-1975年）家族傳承