About the object

Wanli c1600 Ming Blue and White Lidded Porcelain rounded box.
Painted to show a sunflower to the top and trailing foliage to the sides.
these flattened rounded boxes were popular in both Europe and the Far east as small storage boxes for spices or pigments and powders.
The piece was made at Jingdezhen


10cm diameter x 7cm tall

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