Chinese porcelain blue and white circular box and cover painted overall with an intricate basket weave pattern intertwined with flowers on a blue washed ground, the interior plain, the base with a four-character mark of Xuande in underglaze blue.

5 ¾ inches, 14.1 cm diameter.

Early Kangxi.


Condition: box base with rim chips restored and inner rim tiny nibble, cover excellent with small brown speckles.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From an old English private collection.
  • Sold by Philliips Wessex, 30th March 1998.
  • Sold by Marchant, London, 18th June 1998.
  • From the collection of Jeffrey Stamen, Boston, collection no. 92.
  • Sold by Sotheby’s New York in their auction of Kangxi, The Jie Rui Tang Collection, Part II, 19th March 2019, lot 334.
  • Boxes of this design are rare. No others appear published.