View 1 of Lot 518.  A BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRD AND FLOWER' SECTIONED BOX AND COVER, WANLI MARK AND PERIOD .
View 1 of Lot 518.  A BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRD AND FLOWER' SECTIONED BOX AND COVER, WANLI MARK AND PERIOD .
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A BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRD AND FLOWER' SECTIONED BOX AND COVER, WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION

A BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRD AND FLOWER' SECTIONED BOX AND COVER, WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

A BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRD AND FLOWER' SECTIONED BOX AND COVER, WANLI MARK AND PERIOD

Estimate:

30,000 - 50,000 USD

Lot sold:

37,800

USD

A BLUE AND WHITE 'BIRD AND FLOWER' SECTIONED BOX AND COVER

WANLI MARK AND PERIOD 

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of circular section supported on a wide foot, the interior divided into a central flower-shaped section encircled by six radiating sections, the exterior of the cover painted in bold tones of underglaze blue with a central medallion enclosing a pair of birds perched on the branches of a blossoming peony tree growing from behind rockwork, with two further birds in flight above, the sides with four cartouches enclosing pairs of birds on the branches of fruiting and flowering trees, reserved on a diaper ground, the box similarly painted, the base inscribed with a six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle (2)


Diameter 7¼ in., 18.6 cm

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 22nd March 1968. 


來源

Ralph M. Chait Galleries,紐約,1968年3月22日

The Cosmopolitan Club, New York, 18th September - 22nd October 1979. 


展覽

The Cosmopolitan Club,紐約,1979年9月18日至10月22日

A similar blue and white box and cover from the Hong Rui Tang Collection was sold in our London rooms, 5th December 1995, lot 400. Boxes of the same design were also produced in a wucai palette during the Wanli period. See one sold at Christie’s London, 14th-16th December 1983, lot 393; and another offered in our Hong Kong rooms, 10th April 2006, lot 1782.