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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SQUARE TRAY
A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SQUARE TRAY

MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SQUARE TRAY
MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
The square tray with flaring sides is carved in the centre depicting a seated aged scholar in voluminous robes resting on the river bank under a willow tree, accompanied by a boy attendant making herbal medicine, and another boy catching fish, a crane with outspread wings flying in the sky. The sides are adorned with peony, chrysanthemum and pomegranate sprays. The base is lacquered black.
7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm.) square, Japanese wood box

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The depiction of an aged gentleman relaxing in a riverscape has long been a popular motif on carved lacquer as early as the Yuan dynasty, such as a foliate oval dish similarly decorated with an old man resting on a boat in a river under the shade of willow trees, dated to the Yuan dynasty, illustrated in 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer, Hong Kong, 1993, p. 84, pl. 37.

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