Rare boîte couverte en porcelaine bleu blanc. Chine, époque Transition, XVIIème siècle. Estimate €6,000 – €8,000 ($7,410 – $9,880). Price Realized €67,500 ($83,364). Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The domed cover is finely painted in cobalt of sapphire-blue tones depicting a garden scene with a seated scholar holding a fan and watching two boys at play beside rocks and willow branches, encircled by a band of five further figures in a landscape scene. The side of the box is decorated with various flowers and foliage. 7 3/8 in. (18.6 cm.) diam.
A RARE BLUE AND WHITE CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER. CHINA, TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, 17TH CENTURY.
CHRISTIE’S. ART D’ASIE, 10 December 2014, Paris