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    Sale 1936

    Art For the Way of Tea: An Important Private Collection

    20 March 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 17

    A Carved-Lacquer (Guri) Serving Bowl for Sweets (Kashiki)

    CHINA, MID-LATE MING DYNASTY (16TH-17TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    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.