Description & Technical information

Qianlong period
Islamic Market 
A Chinese painted enamel box of rectangular form, richly decorated with swirling foliage to all sides and top, a circular clasp to the front. This rare box is intended for the Islamic market and copies patterns found in middle eastern textiles and ceramics of the period and earlier. In particular the colouring and stylised flowers are reminiscent of Isnik pottery tile designs. The clasp is of a type found on many items of Chinese furniture.

Date:  1736-96
Period:  1600-1750, 1750-1850, 18th century
Origin:  China
Medium: Enamel
Dimensions: 18 x 12.5 x 10 cm (7¹/₈ x 4⁷/₈ x 3⁷/₈ inches)
Categories: Oriental and Asian Art