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A VERY RARE PAIR OF CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD DING
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A VERY RARE PAIR OF CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD DING

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A VERY RARE PAIR OF CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER ARCHAISTIC TRIPOD DING
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY

Each globular vessel subtly lobed and raised on three legs, carved overall with archaistic scrollwork to suggest a taotie mask on each lobed section, all against a diaper ground, the broad neck carved with three monster-masks evenly spaced amidst lappets flaring towards the everted mouth rim encircled by key-fret and a wave design on the top surface, set with a pair of gold-lacquered posts (some repairs)
8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high (2)

Lot Essay

Lacquer vessels with archaistic forms and designs have been published, such as the ones from Gugong Bowu Yuancang Diaoqi, wenwu chubanshe, 1985, pls. 323-325. However, the present pair of ding appears to be unique, as none of similar tripod shape have been published.
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