• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2405

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

    25 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1070

    A RARE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER DISH

    POSSIBLY RYUKYUAN, 15TH-17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A RARE MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER DISH
    POSSIBLY RYUKYUAN, 15TH-17TH CENTURY
    With shallow rounded sides, the center decorated with a central mallow blossom surrounded by six roundels enclosing different flower sprigs separated by ribbon-tied babao, below four flower sprays in shaped cartouches reserved on a wan diaper ground in the well, with further cartouches of flower sprays on a diaper ground on the exterior, the recessed base lacquered red
    8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

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


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this lot has two Japanese wood boxes and additional provenance. The inner box bears the Masuda Takashi (1848-1938) collection label.


    Literature

    Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 146, no. 77.