Lot 1565. A rare rectangular wucai box, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a lappet cartouche and of the period (1573-1619); 12 3/8 in. (31.4 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020.
The interior is decorated with peonies borne on leafy stems beside tall rocks and beneath clusters of double peaches. The exterior is decorated with shaped panels reserved on a diaper ground containing further peonies.
Provenance: Acquired in Massachusetts, 26 March 1983.
The Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection, San Antonio, Texas.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 September 2020