14 September 2009
A LACQUER RECTANGULAR KANG TABLE
LATE MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY
The top decorated in qiangjin and tianqi technique on a yellowish-ochre ground with a four-clawed dragon, its sinuous body coiled around a flaming pearl amidst clouds within an ogival cartouche reserved on a diaper ground, the outer border and the shaped apron with further dragon cartouches reserved on a wan diaper ground that continues down the inward-curved legs, the underside covered in dark brown lacquer
7 1/8 in. (18 cm.) high, 23 in. (58.5 cm.) wide, 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) deep, wood box
Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1973.
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Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 321, no. 245.
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