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Lot 334. A large blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of compressed form, the slightly domed cover finely painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with an intricate basket-weave pattern studded with white florets, the design continuing to the lower section all above a lappet band and against a pale blue ground, the interior plain, the base with an apocryphal four-character Xuande mark (2), coll. no. 92.

ProvenanceMarchant, London, 1998.

Sotheby's. Kangxi: The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, New York, 19 March 2019