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Large Batavia ware lidded box


Description
This large lidded box has an attractive brown glaze, which it typical for the so-called Batavia wares. Reserved on the brown ground on both the lid and the base are alternating insets with Famille Rose flowers and a large fruit. The interior of the box is undecorated. Lidded boxes, like this one, likely were used to store tea. Batavia ware boxes of this size are comparatively uncommon. This box dates from the middle of the reign of the Chinese emperor Qianlong (1736-1795), around 1750. The height of the box including the lid is about 5.5 inches (14 cm).

Condition
Reasonable, with a 0.15-inch chip to the rim of the base from which a 2-inch hairline extends into the porcelain, a 0.25-inch flake chip to the knob of the lid and some wear to the enameled highlights.

Age
Qianlong, circa 1750.

Price $225

Please refer to item no. 1KE040 when making inquiries.

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