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    Sale 2711

    The Imperial Sale, Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    27 May 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1899

    A TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
    MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

    The upper surface and sides of the cover deeply carved through alternating layers of black, red and yellow lacquer with three broad ruyi-shaped motifts, the box encircled by a bracket scroll, the countersunk base and interiors covered in black lacquer, the base incised vertically with Zhangcheng Zao mark
    3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


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    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection, Kyoto