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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1897

    A RARE EARLY MING TIXI BLACK LACQUER LOBED DISH

    Price Realised  

    A RARE EARLY MING TIXI BLACK LACQUER LOBED DISH
    EARLY MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY

    Of mallow-flower form, carved in well rounded relief through layers of black and red lacquer with two tiers of ruyi scrolls around a central floret, the reverse with a deeply carved classic scroll, the base lacquered brown
    7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Compare to a tixi red lacquer dish of similar form and design dated to the Song/late Yuan dynasty from the Lee Family collection, included in the Shoto Museum of Art Exhibition, Chinese Lacquerware, Shibuya, Japan, 1981 and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 22.

    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection, Sakai