• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 2621

    Important Chinese Lacquer Wares from the Lee Family Collection

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2118

    AN EARLY MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'PEONY' CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX AND COVER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN EARLY MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'PEONY' CIRCULAR INCENSE BOX AND COVER
    YONGLE INCISED SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1403-1425)

    The gently domed cover finely carved to the buff ground depicting a single peony bloom, the foliated petals incised for detail, surrounded by leaves and flower buds, the box with three similar flowers, the interiors with a dark-brown lacquer, the recessed base on left side of the dark brown re-lacquered base is an incised apocryphal Yongle mark, on the other side under the lacquer is another Yongle mark
    2 1/4 in. (5.6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Saleroom Notice

    - Please note that this lot is purchased directly from Harry Garner.


    Exhibited

    The Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, 1990, Dragon and Phoenix, Chinese Lacquer Ware, The Lee Family collection, Catalogue, no. 47
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1990/91
    The Shoto Museum of Art, Shibuya, Japan, 1991, Chinese Lacquerware, Catalogue, no. 53
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1993, 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer, Catalogue, p. 95, no. 43