TWO CHINESE TRANSITIONAL BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN BOXES AND COVERS, MID-SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.

Est. $800-$1,200
Sold: $3,360 ($2,800)

Each with high sides, the sides and cover of the first painted with roundels of prunus, pine, bamboo and landscapes reserved on a cracked-ice ground, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze-blue, height 5 ⅛ inches; the second painted with a continuous river landscape with trees, pavilions and distant pagoda, the cover matching, fu mark in underglaze-blue, height 4 ¾ inches.

Provenance: The first, “Fine and Important Late Ming and Transitional Porcelain, The Property of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, March 14, 1984, lot 161; the second “The Private Collection of Captain M. Hatcher,” Christie’s Amsterdam, February 14, 1985, lot 133, each bearing a label.

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