Description & Technical information

European or Chinese Market

Price:  £26,500

A Chinese porcelain octagonal box and cover of flattened form on a flared foot, brightly painted in famille rose enamels with flowers and butterflies, the rim with a border of gilt scrolling lotus on an iron red ground, the side rim and foot rim with cell diaper, the interior also painted with flowers and butterflies.

This rare box is very finely painted and of a type that would have appealed to both the export market and the Chinese domestic market. It is in excellent condition.

Date:  Circa 1735-40
Period:  18th century, Yongzheng/Qianlong period
Medium: Chinese porcelain
Dimensions: 27.5 cm (10⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art