Lot 130. Two 'Yue' cosmetics boxes and covers, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127); diameter of widest 5 in., 12.7 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011
one with a domed cover decorated with a molded design of a boy holding lotus flowers, under an olive-green glaze, the second with a domed cover with an incised floral design beneath an olive-green glaze, together with: a small bowl in the form of a curled-up lotus leaf, applied with an olive-green glaze (5).
Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 1990.
Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York