14 September 2009
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER CIRCULAR STAND
MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
The top decorated with diaper pattern encircled by a band of ruyi heads within twisted metal wire borders, with diaper pattern on the sides above a recessed waist with five quadrilobed openings, with a petal lappet border below, with further diaper pattern on the shaped apron and cabriole legs with scroll motifs projecting from the back and ending in upward-turned leaf scrolls raised on ball supports
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high, 8¼ in. (21 cm.) across top, box
Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1972.
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Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1973, p. 97, no. 35.
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