Refined gathering II—selection of marchant and Japanese collection of ming porcelain

5370 | Jiajing period,(1522-1570 AD) A RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘IMMORTALS’BOX AND COVER

A RARE BLUE AND WHITE‘IMMORTALS’BOX AND COVER

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Size: L15.7cm

Signed and dated: Jiajing period,(1522-1570 AD)

Estimate: No Reserve

Final Price: RMB 1,150,000

Published
• R.L.Hobson,Rackham and King in Chinese Ceramics in Private Collections,1931,fig. 232
• E.E.Bluett in The Riesco Collection of Old Chinese Pottery and Porcelain,circa 1951,p.13,fig.15
• The London Borough of Croydon in The Riesco Collection of Chinese Ceramic Handlist,1987,p.11,no.100
Jiajing Six-Character Mark
PROVENANCE
• Formerly in the collection of W.J.Holt
• Sold at Sotheby’s London,15 May 1946,lot 300
• Sold by Sydney L. Moss,London,June 1946,for 65 pounds
• Formerly in the R.F.A Riesco Collection,no. 208a
• Bluett & Sons,London
• Sold at Christie’s Hong Kong,27 Nov 2013,lot 3119
• The S Marchant & Son,no.M3412

An imperial blue and white rectangular box and cover with canted comers,the top of the cover painted with a scene depicting a hermit accompanied by two young attendants gathering herbs underneath a pine tree partially shrouded by misty clouds,the slanted sides of the cover are decorated with four cartouches enclosing scrolling lingzhi or peaches on a ground of classic scrolls above a chevron band,the pattern repeated on the sides of the box