15 avril 2019

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square a

A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 278. A blue and white 'Dragon and Phoenix' bat-shaped box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue in a double square and of the period (1573-1619); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,050 - USD 19,575). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

The cover of the box is decorated in shades of cobalt blue with a dragon and phoenix in flight amongst clouds, with the shape of the raised panel conforming to the bat-shaped contours of the box. The sides are decorated with bands of triangles enclosing florets and tumultuous waves.

ProvenancePrivate Collection, United Kingdom.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019

 


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