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Large Chinese polychrome porcelain box in the Famille Rose palette, bulbous rectangular form with vignettes throughout of figures carrying precious objects such as flaming pearls and conch shells towards a knotted lantern or bat and lotus lantern with vases and low tables containing additional objects surrounded by foliate forms, fret rims, and a plinth base. Marked with apocryphal Wan Li or Ta Ming Wan Li nien chih character mark to underside. 9 1/4" H x 15 1/8" W x 8 1/8" D. Late 19th/early 20th century.
PROVENANCE: The collection of Gerry Sadow, Nashville, Tennessee.
CONDITION: Scattered minor wear to surface, including wear to polychrome enameling at corners and surface residue. Possible flaw in the making to inner corner of lower half outside edge, measuring 3/8" x 7/8".