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    Sale 2611

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1942

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER INCENCE STAND

    Price Realised  

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID LACQUER INCENCE STAND
    MING DYNASTY, 15TH/16TH CENTURY

    Of nearly square section, the lipped-edge top supported on high waist with open-work inset panels and joined by a shaped rounded apron with carved-out ruyi head, resting on four tapering cabriole legs ending in scroll feet and floral stems on pads, all on a low base with begonia panel inset waist, the top surface inlaid with mother-of-pearl against dark brown surface with a scene of scholars gathering in a fenced garden pavilion, enclosed by floral scroll and diaper-corner border, with further scrolls and phoenix to the apron and legs, and a prunus spray with bamboo within floral scroll panels on the top of the base
    14 x 12 5/8 in. x 22½in. (35.7 x 32.2 x 57 cm.), Japanese wood box


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    Compare a similar stand illustrated in Mother-of-Pearl Inlay in Chinese Lacquer Art, Tokyo National Museum, 1981, no 46.

    Provenance

    Yatsuda family collection