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    Sale 11929

    The Ian and Susan Wilson Collection of Scholar's Objects

    17 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1151

    A CARVED TIXI LACQUER 'WATER POT'

    LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY

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    A CARVED TIXI LACQUER 'WATER POT'
    LATE MING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
    The beehive-form water pot is carved from multiple, alternating layers of red and black lacquer in stylized ruyi patterns. Together with a three-peak mountain-form jade brush rest, 18th-19th century, incised with scrolling waves at the bottom, and a zitan ruler, 19th century, inset with brass tacks for the demarcation lines.
    Water pot: 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam.; brush rest: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) wide; ruler: 13 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Water pot: The Hundred Antiques, 1989.
    Brush rest: Ian Maclean, London, 1990.
    Ruler: L’Asie Exotique, New York.