A hexagonally lobed wucai 'dragon' box Mark and period of Wanli

A hexagonally lobed wucai 'dragon' box Mark and period of Wanli

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Lot 361. A hexagonally lobed wucai 'dragon' box Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1619); Height 11.5 cm, 4½ in. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's

brightly painted and enamelled to each face with a scaly ferocious dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl, all above rocks and foaming waves and below a foliate scroll band, the base inscribed with the six-character mark in under-glaze blue within a double circle.

Provenance: Acquired in 1983.

Sotheby's. Two Americans in Paris, The Collection of Sam and Myrna Myers, London, 4 November 2021