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    Sale 2621

    Important Chinese Lacquer Wares from the Lee Family Collection

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2115

    A RARE CINNABAR TIXI LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    A RARE CINNABAR TIXI LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    YUAN-EARLY MING DYNASTY, 13TH-15TH CENTURY

    The upper surface of the cover is carved in deep relief through the thick cinnabar lacquer with bands of spectacle-shaped ruyi scrolls radiating from three central ruyi-heads, the scrolls extending to the gently curved sides of the cover, the box similarly decorated with two rows of ruyi, interiors and the base with a dark brown lacquer
    9 3/4 in. (24.7 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. 4
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990/91
    The Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya, Japan, 1991, Chinese Lacquerware, Catalogue, no. 18