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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 364

    A BLACK TIXI LACQUER CIRCULAR DISH

    LATE YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY

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    A BLACK TIXI LACQUER CIRCULAR DISH
    LATE YUAN/EARLY MING DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY
    The thick-walled shallow dish deeply carved through the layers of black and red lacquer with a central five-petaled flowerhead formed by five mushroom-like shapes alternating with spear shapes which are surrounded by five large pommel scrolls, with a band of five compressed scrolls on the exterior
    6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm) diam., box


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    In Oriental Lacquer Art, the author, Lee Yu-kuan, p. 157, notes that this dish, which is dated Yuan dynasty, 14th century, is particularly thick, and that a thicker dish is in the Yamato Bunkakan Museum in Nara.
    A similar dish of the same size and date illustrated by James C.Y. Watt and Barbara B. Ford, East Asian Lacquer: The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1991, p. 53, no. 9, is dated late Yuan to early Ming, late 14th century.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 1973.


    Literature

    Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 157, no. 92.