A silver-gilt mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain box, the body Wanli, 1573-1619, the mounts, unmarked, probably Dutch or English, circa 1680

Lot 216. A silver-gilt mounted Chinese blue and white porcelain box, the body Wanli, 1573-1619, the mounts, unmarked, probably Dutch or English, circa 1680. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

oblong with rounded ends, the cover decorated with a bird below climbing flowers and a butterfly, the twin-compartment body with trailing vines, the cover, body, and foot, with stylised acanthus border silver-gilt mounts; 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. long.

ProvenanceChristie's, London, 19 November 2007, lot 613.

Sotheby's. S. J. Phillips: A Bond Street Legacy, London, 18 oct. 2017, 12:00 PM