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19c Chinese scholar Canton enamel SEAL PASTE BOX butterfly melons

19c Chinese scholar Canton enamel SEAL PASTE BOX butterfly melons


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Enamel: Pre 1910: Item # 1426991
Dmitry Levit Asian Art
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Late Qing Dynasty (1890s to 1911) small Chinese Canton enamel covered box for seal paste painted on the outside with polychrome enamels depicting a butterfly in flight among melons, gourds and morning glory flowers on vines with leaves. Wonderful quality painting with famille rose colors, gilding to all exposed metal parts (some wear). Very pleasant patina, great item for a scholar’s desk. Height 1 1/4 inches, diameter 2 3/4 inches.