• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 237

    A CINNABAR LACQUER PANEL

    LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

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    A CINNABAR LACQUER PANEL
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
    The rectangular panel finely carved with two long-tailed birds perched on a leafy branch bearing large peony blooms and issuing from rockwork at the base of the panel, all reserved on an intricately carved diaper pattern of florets within squares, the lacquer frame with a partially legible Xuande four-character mark
    26¼ in. (66.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Purchased from Spink & Son Ltd., London, in November 1999.


    Literature

    Derek Clifford, Chinese Carved Lacquer, London, 1992, p. 75, pl. 47.