Chinese Famille Rose Gilt Ground Dragon and Phoenix Round Box and Cover, Jiaqing Mark, late 19th century.
Sumptuously decorated on the domed cover with a scaly, five-clawed dragon and a colourful, descending phoenix contending a flaming pearl, set against a gilt background auspicious clouds and flames. The exterior of the box is decorated with the same design. The interior of the box and base are decorated with a light turquoise glaze. The base inscribed with a six-character mark of Jiaqing in seal script.