A gold butterfly box with enamel detail studio mark
Lot 5208
An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box Late Qing/Republic period
Sold for US$ 7,500 inc. premium
Auction Details
An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box  Late Qing/Republic period An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box  Late Qing/Republic period An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box  Late Qing/Republic period An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box  Late Qing/Republic period An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box  Late Qing/Republic period An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box  Late Qing/Republic period An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box  Late Qing/Republic period An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box  Late Qing/Republic period
Lot Details
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An 18 karat enamel-decorated gold box
Late Qing/Republic period
In the shape of a butterfly, the side walls finely incised with leafy peony sprays, the interior of the box divided into three compartments, the well fitted cover filled with bright colored enamels within raised gold wire to define the details, the underside with a cartouche mark, reading []yue hua. (weight: 93.3g).
3 5/8in (9cm) wide; weight: 93.3g

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    originally fromm the Joseph Levine Collection in the United Kingdom; acquired by the current owner in the 1970s
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