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AN UNUSUAL CARVED RED LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY
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AN UNUSUAL CARVED RED LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY

LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY

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AN UNUSUAL CARVED RED LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY
LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH CENTURY
Carved with a scene depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, and two attendants in a pavilion, the interior and exterior of the sides carved with birds perched in flowering branches of prunus and camellia
16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) long

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Lot Essay

Compare another carved red lacquer tray of slightly smaller size (40.3 cm.), carved with the same motif, and dated to the late Ming dynasty, in the Qing Court Collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Lacquer Wares of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, Hong Kong, 2006, p. 245, no. 193.

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