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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1908

    A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' FLORAL-LOBED DISH

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    A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' FLORAL-LOBED DISH
    JIAJING INCISED AND GILT SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)

    Of prunus blossom form, raised on a short tapered foot decorated with a trellis pattern, carved to the centre with a full-faced scaly dragon supporting a Shou medallion amidst stylised clouds above turbulent and breaking waves with jagged rocks, all against a diaper-ground, the surrounding petal-shaped panels decorated with flowering camellia and prunus blossom, the exterior with lotus scrolls, the black lacquered base bearing the incised and gilt reign mark written in a vertical line
    5 in. (12.7cm.) wide, Japanese wood box


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    Compare the present lot with a very similar carved red lacquer pentafoil dish sold at Christie's New York, 25 March 1998, lot 367. See also the Longqing plum blossom-shaped dragon box in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, illustrated in Carving the Subtle Radiance of Colors, Taipei, 2008, p. 106.