Rectangular porcelain box without a cover with underglaze blue decoration. This rectangular box, missing its cover, is made of thick heavy porcelain. Each of the four sides is painted with a figural scene. On the first side a man is shown seated on a rectangular stool, holding a cassia spray in his right hand, beneath a spreading pine tree. Three ladies attend him, holding writing equipment - an ink stick and slab. Three boys play with toys beside them, one with a windmill, another with a whip. A man and his wife, accompanied by two children and two servants, are shown on the following face. On the next side two figures are depicted seated on a dais, one holding a fan. They are approached by a servant carrying a child on her back, by three boys, one clasping a fan, and by another servant bringing a dulcimer and its cover. On the final side is a procession with a child and also a servant holding a cassia spray, a child carrying a peach, a servant carrying a flower vase and a child riding a hobby horse. The base is unglazed, except for a central circular depression which is marked in underglaze blue with a six-character Longqing reign mark in a double ring.

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box, without cover
garden, child


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Longqing, mark and period, Ming dynasty

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