Chinese blue and white box 'Dragon' box and cover, six-character Wanli (1563–1620) mark and probably of the period, of rectangular form with indented corners, painted in underglaze blue with a pair of five-clawed dragons chasing a flaming pearl amongst stylised clouds and waves, the sides painted with lotus flowers and keyfret bands, 24cm width
Sold for £30,000
Provenance: by family descent and in the current owners family for at least two generations. Good order overall, three small firing cracks to the cover, overall scratching and wear to glaze commensurate with age. There are three chips to the rim of the base section, a small hairline to the foot rim and firing crack to base. Overall wear and scratching to glaze.
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