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Antique Chinese Gilded Copper, Circular Lidded Table Box, China – Late 17th Century

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This Chinese gilded copper box has a pull-off lid and gilded interior. Finely crafted repousse and chased work ornaments the top surface and side of the box.  The beautifully composed and well balanced scene features a scholar gentleman returning home in springtime.   Such scenes were favourite and recurring themes of Chinese court and professional painters of the Ming dynasty and are understood to represent a return from a spring outing filled with wine and poetry.

The scholar sits astride his horse which is just approaching a small bridge, leading to a pagoda.  Underneath the bridge, the water is fast flowing and turbulent, perhaps suggesting the river is swollen with melting snow.  A servant follows behind his master on foot, carrying a bundle. It is springtime and the two large cherry trees behind the bridge are in full blossom with birds flying around and perched on the branches.  A fu dog is in the sky above, while rocks, trees and plants are scattered in the foreground.  The side of the box, to the base part, is ornamented in a similar style. The inclusion of auspicious emblems, such as the foo dog, in an otherwise naturalistic scene, is also a characteristic work from this period.

The background to the repousse and chased scene on the lid has been extremely finely punched and shows evidence of having been worked in very tight concentric circles, emanating from the central point.  The background to the side is very similar but has been worked differently, this time in straight lines around the circumference of the box.

The earliest documented example of Chinese silver exported to the west is a tea pot made c. 1679, marked TA and with London hallmarks for 1682 within the collection of The Peabody Essex Museum, Massachusetts, USA.  The principal panel of the tea pot features an almost identical scene to the lid of this box. 

 

Provenance:          UK art market

Size:                          Height:  2 cms, Width:  7 cms  

Weight:                    84 grammes

References:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, collection number 1993.176

Adrien Von Ferscht, Boston Merchants and the Hongs of Canton, New England Antiques Journal, Vol. xxxi, Number 12, pages 44-47, June 2013

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