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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 366

    A SMALL MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY

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    A SMALL MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY
    The cover decorated with a scene of an official holding a hu scepter accompanied by four attendants standing in a fenced courtyard as he visits another official or scholar seated at a table on the terrace of a pavilion, with two small dogs scampering at the feet of the visitors, while a horse and halberds can be seen beyond a mountain in the distance, the sides inlaid with composite foliate scroll, all within fine twisted wire borders, the interior and base covered in red lacquer
    4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) diam., silk pouch


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    Provenance

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


    Literature

    Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, Tokyo/New York, 1972, p. 152, no. 85.