A superbly enamelled and possibly unique famille-rose 'peach' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongzheng | 清雍正 粉彩蟠桃獻壽圖圓蓋盒 《大清雍正年製》款
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Property of a Gentleman
A superbly enamelled and possibly unique famille-rose 'peach' box and cover
Mark and period of Yongzheng
清雍正 粉彩蟠桃獻壽圖圓蓋盒 《大清雍正年製》款
singularly beautiful, of thickly potted circular section and compressed rounded form, the cover sumptuously decorated with a large medallion of two varieties of peach, their branches entwined and bearing eight large brightly coloured fruits, small five-petalled rose-pink blossoms and double white ones, and leaves in several tones of green, the box painted with a skirt of lotus petals shaded in tones of rose pink to greenish yellow with crimson-pink veins, the base inscribed with a six-character mark within a double circle
The box and cover are in excellent condition with the enamels very well preserved. There is a shallow approx. 2.5 cm retouched flake, with associated superficial hairlines and overpaint, to the inner lip of the box, which is likely a structural flaw from the firing, opposite a natural glaze gap, neither of which is visible on the exterior.
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Collection of Frederick J. and Antoinette H. Van Slyke.
Sotheby's New York, 31st May 1989, lot 211.
The Meiyintang Collection.
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7th April 2013, lot 3036.
Frederick J. and Antoinette H. Van Slyke 伉儷收藏
Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994-2010, vol. 2, no. 961, and vol. 4, p. 285.
Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, The British Museum, London, 1994.
Evolution to Perfection. Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection/Evolution vers la perfection. Céramiques de Chine de la Collection Meiyintang, Sporting d'Hiver, Monte Carlo, 1996, cat. no. 184.
《Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection》，大英博物館，倫敦，1994年
《Evolution to Perfection. Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection》，Sporting d’Hiver，蒙地卡羅，1996年，編號184