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Chinese Imari lidded box

This very unusual Chinese Imari lidded box is fully decorated in the Japanese manner with overlapping panels with various motifs. It represents one of the earliest successful attempts of the Chinese porcelain makers to emulate Japanese Imari objects. The decoration is of exceptional quality and beauty. Not only the decoration is exceptional, but also the shape is rarely found and possibly inspired by European examples. This box dates from the reign of the Chinese emperor Kangxi (1662-1722), around 1720. The height of this box including the lid is almost 5.5 inches (about 13.5 cm) and the diameter is about 4.5 inches (11.5 cm).

Good, with some chipping to the rim. From one of the chips a 3.25 inch (about 8 cm) hairline extends into the base. In addition, there is some minor rubbing to the highlights.

Kangxi, circa 1720.

Price $295

Please refer to item no. 1KC008 when making inquiries.

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