22 - 23 March 2012
A RARE SET OF FIVE SILVER-LINED LACQUER PRUNUS-SHAPED CUPS
Each molded with five lobes in imitation of a plum blossom, the exterior covered in bean-red lacquer applied with flowering prunus branches, one a continuation of the gnarled branch-form handle, the other pendent from the edge of the silver rim which is folded over from the silver-sheet interior, the base also covered in thin silver sheet
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) across handle, fitted box (5)
Acquired prior to 1965.
John Yeon Collection, Portland, Oregon.
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