9 November 2007,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 325
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
A black lacquer mother of pearl inlaid tray
of long rectangular form with wide slightly flaring rim, decorated to the interior with a cartouche of a dignitary and assistant viewing the butterflies and peony in a fenced garden, surrounded by a densely inlaid triangular and floral motif ground, the rim with interlocking cash roundels with foliate interior -- 16½in. (42cm.) wide.
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