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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 371

    AN UNUSUAL PAINTED RED LACQUER AND BASKET-WORK OCTAGONAL DISH

    17TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL PAINTED RED LACQUER AND BASKET-WORK OCTAGONAL DISH
    17TH CENTURY
    The center finely decorated in the miao jin zhaoqi technique with a scene of scholars on horseback and their attendants approaching a walled compound where other figures can be seen in the various buildings, below panels of gilt-basketweave surrounded by painted gold diaper on the flared, shallow sides, the facets of the exterior painted with vignettes of various flowers and fruits, the bottom of the foot covered in toffee-colored lacquer, the base in brown lacquer
    9½ in. (24 cm.) across, box


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    The characters on either side of the entrance to the compound are a couplet (duizi), a welcoming message to visitors or a prayer for happiness.

    Provenance

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


    Literature

    Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 184, no. 115.