• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2389

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    14 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 104

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER CUP STAND

    POSSIBLY RYUKYUAN, 16TH-17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER CUP STAND
    POSSIBLY RYUKYUAN, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
    The cup holder decorated on the exterior with four shaped reserves enclosing flower sprigs and reserved on a diaper ground, with red lacquer interior, the top and underside of the shallow dish and the spreading pedestal foot inlaid with various flower sprays
    7½ in. (19 cm.) diam., box


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    Provenance

    Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1973.


    Literature

    Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1973, p. 123, no. 59.