Famille Rose 'Hundred Boys' Covered Box
Date: 1890s, late 19th century | Guangxu Period, Qing Dynasty
Materials: Porcelain with overglaze famille rose enamels
Diameter: 27.5 cm
Height: 17.5 cm
Provenance: From a Paris, France metropolitan area estate
A large, heavy, and sturdily potted 19th c late Qing Guangxu period porcelain box and cover, of circular form and features a parade of auspicious motifs: the 'hundred boys', 'hundred butterflies', and deer and pine tree. The reverse is marked with an apocryphal Qianlong archaistic seal in iron red.
Condition: extensive wear to the enamels (see photos!), otherwise in good antique condition [Please examine all photos carefully, as they are part of the condition report.]