• Japanese & Korean Art  auction at Christies

    Sale 2296

    Japanese & Korean Art

    24 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 656

    A Lacquered, Mother-of-Pearl, Shagreen and Tortoise Shell Cabinet


    Price Realised  


    A Lacquered, Mother-of-Pearl, Shagreen and Tortoise Shell Cabinet
    Joseon dynasty (19th century)
    Rectangular, set on a rectangular plinth with curved legs and fitted with two hinged lower doors, the surface elaborately inlaid with writhing confronted dragons chasing the flaming pearl in mother-of-pearl outlined in twisted brass wire surrounded by precious emblems and auspicious Chinese characters in inlaid mother-of-pearl and tortoise shell outlined in wire against a ground of gold powdered lacquer, the top surface decorated with Buddhist trigrams in shagreen and wire and with clouds inlaid in mother-of-pearl, tortoise shell and further brass wire
    37¾ x 22¾ x 12in. (96 x 58 x 30.5cm.)

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    Arthur M. Sackler Collection

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot incorporates material from endangered or protected species. Please refer to the Important Notices at the back of the catalogue for additional information


    Lee Yu-Kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art (New York; Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1972), no. 261.