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A CARVED RED LACQUER RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER

MING DYNASTY, LATE 15TH/16TH CENTURY

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A CARVED RED LACQUER RECTANGULAR BOX AND COVER
Ming Dynasty, Late 15th/16th Century
The cover well carved with a scene of a bearded foreigner wearing a fur-brimmed cap adorned with a long slender plume stepping over his fallen halberd as he dangles a long-stemmed blossom above the head of a Buddhistic lion, with blossoming camellia branches on the sides, all reserved against a diaper ground, the interior lacquered in black
5in. (12.7cm.) long

Lot Essay

A similar scene can be found on a small circular box in the Carl Kempe Foundation, illustrated by Jan Wirgin, "Some Chinese Carved Lacquer of the Yuan and Ming Periods", B.M.F.E.A., no. 44, Stockholm, 1972, no. 19, p. 17, where the figure is identified as Western Asiatic
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