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FAMILLE VERTE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
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CATALOGUE NUMBER 0082

FAMILLE VERTE CIRCULAR BOX

AND COVER
KANGXI PERIOD (1661-1722)

DIMENSIONS

Diameter: 4 ½ inches

 

PROVENANCE

Berwald Oriental Art, London, 1998

 

CATALOGUE NOTES

A circular box and cover decorated in famille verte enamels; the cover with a central square panel depicting three Daoist scholars standing on a rocky promontory beneath a pine tree, reserved on a stylized peony and green-cell ground, surrounded by a broad band with four shaped reserves containing peony flowers on a dark green speckled ground strewn with small yellow and iron-red flower heads. The box base with a similar band around the exterior. The interior and underside glazed white, the underside also with an underglaze blue double circle.