EIGHT CHINESE TRANSITIONAL BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN PILL BOXES, MID-SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.Est. $400-$600
Sold: $1,020 ($850)
Comprising a pair and three single boxes, each painted on the cover with a central prunus head on a wave-patterned ground; and a pair and single, each cover painted as a chrysanthemum head. Diameters 1 ½ to 1 ⅞ inches.
Provenance: One of the largest, “Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain, The Property of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, June 12-13, 1984, bearing label.