Property from an important private collection (lots 381-403)
A blue and white 'dragon' box and cover
Qianlong The centralised double bordered panel with a forward facing five claw dragon in flight chasing flaming pearl amidst wispy clouds, with further repeated designs at the cavetto above crashing waves at the foot, the base with an apocryphal six-character Chenghua mark within double circles. 6.8cm diam. (2).
Provenance 來源: Phillips London, 9 June 2000, lot 11
Compare a blue and white Qianlong reign-marked dragon seal box and cover with from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Small Refined Articles of the Study. The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Shanghai, 2009, p.282, no.286. For other related examples sold at auction, see Sotheby's Hong Kong 15-16 January 1988, lot 185; and another sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1 January 2004, lot 1087.
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