A rare carved yue ‘birds and flowers’ box and cover, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127)

Lot 2817. A rare carved Yue ‘birds and flowers’ box and cover, Five Dynasties-Northern Song dynasty (907-1127)3 1⁄4 in. (8.4 cm.) wide, Japanese wood boxPrice realised HKD 162,500 (Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000). © Christie's 2021

The domed cover is carved with alternating birds and flowers. The box is carved to the exterior with overlapping petals.

ProvenanceA Japanese private collection.

ExhibitedSun Museum, Celestial Cases- Antique Boxes of China, Hong Kong, 2017, p. 25.

Christie's. The Songde Tang Collection - Song Dynasty Ceramics, Hong Kong, 3 december 2021