Two small blue and white circular boxes and covers, Chongzhen period, circa 1643. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $1,875 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
One cover is decorated with a large central pentagonal flower with pointed petals enclosed by curling tendrils, and the other with a central medallion containing a lotus blossom and a lingzhi branch enclosed by a ruyi border. Both boxes are painted on the exterior with two stylized floral sprays. 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) diam.
Provenance: The Property of Captain Michael Hatcher; Christie's Amsterdam, 14 March 1984.
Collection of Julia and John Curtis.
Christie's. AN ERA OF INSPIRATION: 17TH-CENTURY CHINESE PORCELAINS FROM THE COLLECTION OF JULIA AND JOHN CURTIS, 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza