14 September 2009
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER CUP STAND
POSSIBLY RYUKYUAN, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
The cup holder decorated on the exterior with four shaped reserves enclosing flower sprigs and reserved on a diaper ground, with red lacquer interior, the top and underside of the shallow dish and the spreading pedestal foot inlaid with various flower sprays
7½ in. (19 cm.) diam., box
Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1973.
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Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1973, p. 123, no. 59.
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