Antique, Decorative & Vintage
A RARE CHINESE ENAMELLED PORCELAIN BOX, MING DYNASTY. Features predominantly red and green enamels, with some black around the outline of the panels. The cover features a fish in red and green enamel in its centre surrounded by a wide band of green, then various lines in red, geometric patterns and three panels each containing a bird in flight. The lower part is similarly decorated with geometric patterns and three panels also each containing a bird in flight. This box has been recovered from a shipwreck and in places there are still ‘calcified’ sea growths adhering to the surface, particularly around the unglazed rim of the box. 12cm diam.
Minor nicks around the edge of foot. Small hole to edge of cover. No signs of repair.