• Important Chinese Lacquer from auction at Christies

    Sale 2730

    Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1830

    A CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER DISH

    Price Realised  

    A CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER DISH
    MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY

    With shallow rounded sides, well carved in deep relief through layers of red and black lacquer with bands of ruyi scrolls centering on a stylised flower-head, the reverse with a further band of ruyi heads above a short foot ring, the base lacquered brownish-black bearing an indecipherable red lacquer sealmark
    6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Exhibited

    The Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, 1990, Dragon and Phoenix, Chinese Lacquer Ware, The Lee Family Collection, Catalogue, no. 11
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990/91
    The Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya, Japan, 1991, Chinese Lacquerware, Catalogue, no. 26