Ming blue and white box, Buddhist knot & lotus, Hongzhi, circa 1500


Ming Dynasty blue & white box, the sides painted with scrolling lotus blooms and foliage, the top with a buddhist knot.

Circa 1500,

reign of Hongzi or Zengde

8.5cm wide, 7cm high



Similar designs appear on the porcelains recovered from the Lena Shoal Junk, a wreck discovered in the 1990’s thought to have sunk around 1490.

Provenance: from a collection put together in Indonesia, 1980’s.




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