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.