A rectangular 'dragon and bajixiang' cloisonné enamel box and cover, 18th century. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000 ($15,180 - $22,770). Price Realized £23,750 ($36,053). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The top of the cover is inset with a reticulated gilt-bronze panel decorated with confronting dragons chasing the flaming pearl, all surrounded by the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang. The sides of the cover are decorated with eight lotus blooms, all encircled by leafy scrolls. 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) long
Provenance: Property of a private collector.
Christie's. CHINESE CERAMICS, WORKS OF ART AND TEXTILES, 13 November 2015, London, South Kensington