A rare kinrande three-tiered box and a cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 594. A rare kinrande three-tiered box and a cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.

The cover with a gilt-decorated lobed medallion reserved on an iron-red diaper ground scattered with blossoms, the sides with rectangular figural panels reserved on further diaper grounds, and the bottom section molded with a shaped apron in imitation of a stand, Japanese wood box.

Provenance: Japanese private collection. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art, New York, 19 March 2008.