Yellow-glazed Lidded Box, China, late 19th/early 20th century, rectangular with tapering sides, resting on four bracket feet, decorated with raised geometric designs between two patterned bands, two animal-head handles on two shorter sides, the cover, rectangular with flaring sides, decorated with raised dragon scroll design on one side and incised five-character calligraphy on the other, a rectangular box-shaped knob on the top, six-character Guangxu mark in blue in a rectangular white porcelain cartouche on base, ht. 4 3/4, wd. 8 7/8 in.
Note: For a similar example, see the exhibition Ceramics from Official Kilns from Qing Dynasty, held in 2010 at the Changshu Museum, China.
in good condition with some suface scratches to base around the mark.
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