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    Sale 2621

    Important Chinese Lacquer Wares from the Lee Family Collection

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2109

    A RARE RED LACQUER PRUNUS-SHAPED DISH

    Price Realised  

    A RARE RED LACQUER PRUNUS-SHAPED DISH
    SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

    The cavetto formed with six petals, each petal well defined with raised radial ridges stopping before a slightly sunken central medallion, the interior and exterior sides covered with a red lacquer, the mouth rim bound with metal, the recessed base with black lacquer bearing a square red lacquer sealmark impression
    7 in. (17.8 cm.) wide, Japanese wood box


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    See footnotes to lot 2101, for reference to Song Dingyao ceramics from which the present prunus shape was inspired.

    Exhibited

    The Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, 1990, Dragon and Phoenix, Chinese Lacquer Ware, The Lee Family Collection, Catalogue, no. 15
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990/91
    The Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya, Japan, 1991, Chinese Lacquerware, Catalogue, no. 3