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Two ‘Yue’ boxes and covers, Song-Jin Dynasty. Estimate 30,00050,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s.

each of compressed globular form, one domed cover impressed with a butterfly, the other with a trefoil motif, applied overall with a transparent pale green glaze mottled with occasional dark brown splashes, the base left unglazed revealing a buff-coloured stoneware body; 5.5 cm., 2 1/8  in.

Sotheby’s, Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 24 Nov 2014, 02:30 PM