Lot 3338. A yellow-enamelled incised 'floral' circular box and cover, Guangxu period (1875-1908), Tihedian Zhi mark; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.
The top of the cover is carved with a medallion enclosing a chrysanthemum flower, surrounded by floral sprays including peony, prunus and narcissus. The exterior of the box is similarly decorated with floral sprays, supported on a short foot. The base bears a four-character seal mark reading 'tihedian zhi', 'Made for the Hall of Manifest Harmony'. The box and cover are both covered in a soft lemon-yellow enamel, box.
Provenance: The George Weishaupt Collection (1906-2004), Berlin, Germany.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 26 November 2014