London, South Kensington
29 March 2007
A Chinese black and red tixi lacquer stem cup, 16th century
with rounded sides rising to a stepped flared rim, supported on a tall spreading foot with a domed base, the exterior carved on the sides through layers of well-defined black and red lacquer with ruyi scrolls, the stem with a triangular blade pattern above the foot with lingzhi fungus scrolls, the interior metal lined, Japanese wood box and cover -- 3 5/8in. (9.2cm.) diam.
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