27 November 2007
A RARE CARVED BLACK TIXI LACQUER TRAY
MING DYNASTY, 14TH/15TH CENTURY
The elongated rectangular tray with indented corners, well carved through layer of black and red lacquer with concentric band of ruyi, on both interior and exterior sides, the base with black lacquer and two maker's marks inscribed in red lacquer
14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) long, box
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The inscription on the box for the present lot states that it was a gift of the Japanese royal family.
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