Lyon & Turnbulls Canton Enamel Boxes Sell In Sothebys Honk Kong For £280,000

pair-canton-qianlong-boxesRemember this article I wrote Qianlong Canton Boxes Sell For £52,000 In Edinburgh

Well it looks like my predictions were correct!

I dont know whether to laugh or cry 😉

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art | 08 April 2014 | 3:00 PM HKT | Hong Kong

3102 A Rare Pair of Beijing Enamel Octafoil Boxes and Covers

Marks and Period of Qianlong. Each of oval section, the sides divided into eight lobes, delicately painted to the top of each lobe with a floral bloom picked out in various shades of yellow, blue, pink, green and white enamels, all encircling a stylised eight-petalled pink flowerhead with blue scrollwork, demi florets and pointed green leaves radiating from the furrows between the lobes, the rim encircled by a lime-green trefoil border, all reserved on a pale aubergine ground, the box similarly decorated with four leafy lotus sprays against a lemon-yellow ground, enclosing a four-character reign mark within a double-square, the interior enamelled in mottled sky-blue and the rims mounted in gilt.

Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000

LOT SOLD. 3,640,000 HKD (282,435 GBP)
(Hammer Price with Buyer’s Premium)





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