• Important Chinese Lacquer from auction at Christies

    Sale 2730

    Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1835

    A MING QIANJIN AND TIANQI LACQUER BOWL

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    A MING QIANJIN AND TIANQI LACQUER BOWL
    JIAJING INCISED AND GILT SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566)

    With deep rounded sides rising to an everted lip, highlighted in shades of brown, green, red and yellow lacquer with outlines etched in gold against a black ground, the exterior finely incised with four ogival panels enclosing the characters Fu, 'Happiness', above a spray of chrysanthemum, Shou, 'Longevity', above camellia, Kang, 'Health', above lotus, and Ning, 'Peace', above rose, divided by a floral scroll supporting various auspicious objects, below a zigzag pattern band at the mouth rim, and above a band of stylised ruyi, the foot-ring with gilt cloud scrolls, the interior and the base lacquered red, the base incised at the centre with the reign mark
    4 3/8 in. (11.1 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. 79
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990/91
    The Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya, Japan, 1991, Chinese Lacquerware, Catalogue, no. 116