The Property of a private American collector
Two 'Leshantang' porcelain boxes and covers
Each of rectangular cross section realistically modelled in the form of a brocade stitched book case with details painted in famille rose, secured by two simulated ivory pins on the wider side, juxtaposed with the contrasting black lines and white space on the narrow sides rendering the texture and width of a book realistically, one enamelled with a geometric ruyi-florets and auspicious wheel motif, the other with gilted foliages bearing archaistic lotus heads, the interior and recessed base enamelled turquoise with the title Leshantang enclosed within a rectangular box on the upper left corner of the cover.
Largest: 19.7cm long. (4).