• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 236

    A FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER PANEL

    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER PANEL
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
    The rectangular panel carved in high relief with a multi-levelled landscape scene of an equestrian figure riding over a bridge followed by various attendants and greeted by a seated official, his wife and attendants, within a pavillion complex, all surrounded by rockwork and trees
    25½ in. (65 cm.) high


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    It is suggested that such panels were once the lid for large boxes, used to contain marriage documents. Several complete boxes of this type are in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing and illustrated in Carved Lacquer in the Collection of the Palace Museum, pls. 146-7.

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    Provenance

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


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note this lot does not have a Xuande incised mark, as stated in the Chinese text.


    Literature

    Derek Clifford, Chinese Carved Lacquer, London, 1992, p. 84, pl. 57.