Northern Song dynasty Raised on a slightly splayed foot, the cylindrical box with domed cover, the uppermost surface featuring a centralised phoenix amongst vine scrolls, covered in a pale olive-green colour. 12.4cm diam. (2).
Compare an almost identical but slightly larger example illustrated by Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, Yueyao. The Coming of Age of Chinese Ceramics, London, 2011, no.17. For further references of other Yueyao boxes and cover of the same type but with incised floral deesigns, see another from the Ping Y. Tai Foundation, originally acquired from J.J. Lally & Co., New York in December 1986, sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2009, lot 704.
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