Lot 301. An inscribed bronze box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9cm., 3½in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
of circular form, the domed cover cast with a central medallion enclosing an Arabic inscription against a ring-punched ground, the sides and the box encircled by concentric line borders, impressed to the base with a six-character Zhengde mark within a rectangle.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015