Porcelain covered box of circular flattened form. There is a 'mille fleurs' design in 'famille rose' palette enamel on the exterior of both the lid and the base, a five-clawed dragon on the interior of the lid, and floral sprays on the interior of the base.
- Made in: Jingdezhen
- (Asia,China,Jiangxi (province),Jingdezhen)
- Diameter: 118 millimetres
Inscription CommentFour-character hallmark of Yuan Shikai reading Juren Tang zhi (Made for the Hall of Dwelling in Benevolence)
Published PDF date : Republican periodRoom 95 label text:
Box with tiny flower design
This box is decorated with fencai (powdered colours) and gilding with tiny flowers in a technique popular with Venetian glassmakers.
Porcelain with fencai (powdered colours) and gilding
Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province 江西省, 景德鎮
Republican period, about AD 1912–1949
Hobson, Rackham and King 1931 record in the Charles Russell Collection. Lady David 1973 records the box was probably made in 1915 at Jingdezhen. Purchased by Sir Percival David from Bluett & Sons on 25th June 1946. Listed in Bluett & Sons Sales Day Book (SDB) vol. 19, p.121, Lot 91. £60. Purchased by Bluett's at Sotheby's, Collection of Charles G. Russell. Note: From the collection of Captain C. Oswald Liddell. No. 120 in Bluett's Catalogue of the Liddell Collection. Purchased by C. Russell from Bluett's, 30th May 1929. £20. PDF card: Russell Collection
Covered porcelain box of circular flattened form. Decorated in brilliant 'famille rose' enamels with a 'mille fleurs' design on the outside of both the lid and the base, the inside of the former with a five-clawed dragon and the latter with floral sprays.
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