19 March 2009
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER DISH
MING DYNASTY, 15TH-16TH CENTURY
With shallow rounded sides raised on a slightly flaring foot ring, the interior inlaid with a scholar seated on the ground beneath a willow tree while his attendant stands nearby holding a book, below three shaped cartouches of fruiting sprays reserved on a ground of cell diaper and repeated as elongated sprays on the barbed everted rim between three sets of detached blossoms
7½ in. (19 cm.) diam., box
H.R.N. Norton Collection, no.118.
Falk Collection no. 572.
The Falk Collection I; Christie's, New York, 20 September 2001, lot 227.
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The Arts of the Ming Dynasty, London, Oriental Ceramic Society, 1957, no. 274.
Lacquer: A Panorama of Asian Decorative Arts, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, New York, 1988.
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