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A BAMBOO ROOT ‘PEACH AND BATS’ BOX AND COVER

QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

LENGTH: 8.8CM

The box and cover is modelled in the form of a succulent peach with a bat perched atop each side of the fruit, borne on gnarled leafy branches issuing budding and blooming flowers around the sides. The bamboo is patinated to a reddish-brown tone.

PROVENANCE
Dr. & Mrs. P.H. Plesch (b. 1918), a notable collector of Chinese ceramics and glass and active member of the Oriental Ceramic Society since the 1960s.

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