A cloisonné enamel 'chilong' box and cover Ming Dynasty
Lot 233
A cloisonné enamel 'chilong' box and cover
Ming Dynasty
Sold for £8,750 (US$ 12,816) inc. premium

Lot Details
The Property of a Gentleman 紳士藏品
A cloisonné enamel 'chilong' box and cover Ming Dynasty
A cloisonné enamel 'chilong' box and cover
Ming Dynasty
Of circular form, the slightly domed cover, colourfully decorated with two stridng chilong each holding a linghzi spray in their jaws, enamelled in white and aubergine, amidst cloud scrolls, the side of the cover with a linghzi fungus scroll and the side of the box with a floral scroll, all reserved on a turquoise ground, the interior and underside gilt.
10.5 (4 1/8in) diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Spink and Son Ltd., London, 24 June 1988
    An European private collection

    明 掐絲琺瑯螭龍紋圓蓋盒

    來源: 於1988年6月24日購自倫敦Spink and Son Ltd.
    歐洲私人收藏

    Compare a cloisonné enamel circular box and cover from the Muśee des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, similarly decorated with two chilong chasing each other on the cover, attributed to the Yuan or early Ming Dynasty; and another of similar design but executed in black and red lacquer, attributed to the Southern Song Dynasty, from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco; both illustrated by B.Quette in Cloisonné: Chinese Enamels from the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, New York, 2011, p.34, figs.3.6 and 3.7.
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