Hatcher cargo box

Hatcher cargo box


A blue and white Hatcher cargo 'pill box' decorated with a flower amongst foliage within a scalloped cartouche to the top, the sides with scrolling flowers. Marked to the base with a four character Ming mark. With red sticker: 'Hatcher Collection Christie's June '84'.

Condition: tarnishing to the glaze consistent to lengthy submergence in sea water, otherwise fine.

Transitional period, circa 1630-40.


Diameter 5.7 cm / 2 316"