Details
The first box is incised on the cover with leaf designs; the second box is molded on the cover with a duck in flight surrounded by flowers and leaves; the third, a pottery mold for a Yaozhou bowl, is finely carved on the exterior in relief with floral scrolls below everted rim.
2⅜ in. (6.1 cm.) diam.; 3½ in. (8.9 cm.); 4⅞ in. (12.4 cm.) across


Provenance
First:
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) Collections.
Else Sackler (1913-2000) Collection, and thence by descent within the family.

Second:
C. Edward Wells.
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) Collections.
Else Sackler (1913-2000) Collection, and thence by descent within the family.

Third:
J.T. Tai & Company, no. A1672OL.
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987) Collections.
Else Sackler (1913-2000) Collection, and thence by descent within the family.
Exhibited
First:
New York, Columbia University, February 1965.
New York, Columbia University Low Memorial Library, The Columbia University Exhibition of Art of the T'ang Dynasty and its Antecedents, March 1967.
Jerusalem, Israel Museum, 3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 1987.

Second and third:
Jerusalem, Israel Museum, 3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, 1987.
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The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 466c23 is consistent with the dating of the pottery mold.

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