20 March 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 48,000
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 35,000
A Carved-Lacquer (Guri) Serving Bowl for Sweets (Kashiki)
China, mid-late Ming dynasty (16th-17th century)
Shallow with a wide rim and designed in deeply carved black lacquer with red layers, with a scroll design on the rim, sword-pommel scrolls on the sides, and lappets around the base, raised on shallow feet, the interior and base lacquered red
9¾in. (24.8cm.) diameter
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The shape of this bowl seems to be based on a metal prototype; it is extremely rare in lacquer vessels.
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