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Auction: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
was auctioned on: 18 September 2014
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A RARE SILVER-GILT AND BLUE ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

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Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000
Price realised:  US$22,500
Lot number 1131, Views: 31

A RARE SILVER-GILT AND BLUE ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
LATE 18TH-19TH CENTURY
A RARE SILVER-GILT AND BLUE ENAMEL CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER LATE 18TH-19TH CENTURY The domed cover is relief-decorated in the center with a shou character in the middle of two five-clawed dragons leaping wildly amidst clouds above a border of bats alternating with flowers at the rim, while on the box two further dragons race amidst clouds in pursuit of flaming pearls centered by rose quartz cabochons above a petal-lappet band, all in gilded silver on a sky-blue basse-taille enamel ground. The silver base is decorated with a shou -character medallion on a ring-matte ground within a sawtooth border and stamped diaper pattern on the bottom of the foot. 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
Date of the auction: 18 Sep 2014 - 19 Sep 2014
Address: Christie's
18-19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Center