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A SUPERB ENAMEL PHOENIX ROUND BOX AND COVER, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, FOUR-CHARACTERS MARK AND OF THE PERIOD YONGZHENG (1736-1795)
The circular box and cover vibrantly painted with the domed cover finely decorated on a turquoise ground, with a phoenix and large flower-head of curled and overlapping petals, each petal picked out in thick white enamel and highlighted in stippled blue, rose and ruby-red, surrounded by delicately shaded leaves and stems, the box with a band of scrolls of floral meander well shaded and stippled blooms decorated with a band of sprigs and large blossoms flowers reserved on a turquoise ground, the waisted foot the rims and the cover rim gilt, the interior of the box and cover enameled turquoise, the ground base in white and inscribed in blue enamel with a four-characters reign mark within a double square. In very good conditions, very minor wear on the surface and inside a few firing imperfections, pitting, minor scratches at the base and on the gilt rims.
6,2 cm diam., 2,85 cm high
Estimate € 3,000 - 5,000
Provenance: from the important mansion in Rome of a Lombard noble Lady