A most superb work of Art of the Yuan Dynasty ( 1279 - 1368 ). If there would not be this extraordinary thick and smooth, best kind of Qingbai glaze this piece would assume to be a ordinary Yuan period covered box. The large surprise is, that the interior of this piece shows a amazing miniature erotic scene, modelled in a typical Yuan manner in a never before seen quality.
When regarding this amazing work of art one asks oneself how the Yuan potters were able to crate such a fine miniature work.
This piece was excavated at a small remote Indonesian island.
Only 2 other pieces of this kind are reportet. Both in Indonesia, both pieces modelled in a much poorer quality and both pieces heavily broken and with large parts which are lost.
It is nearly to be seen as a miracle that this excavated piece could survive 700 years in such an amazing condition.
A Museum quality highlight for any Yuan collection.
Diameter : 7,4 cm.
Condition : Not the smallest crack or chip.
Please regard the closeups to see the few losts to the interior.