19 September 2007
A RARE SET OF TEN WOVEN BAMBOO AND LACQUER DISHES
The center of each dish finely decorated in gilding on a black lacquer ground with scholars at various pursuits in landscape settings below the shallow well covered in finely woven bamboo, the exterior of each dish covered in black lacquer
4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box (10)
Acquired in Japan in the 1970s.
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For an example of a similar lacquer dish with woven cavetto and flat lip, see Wang Shixiang, Zhongguo gudai qi qi, Beijing, 1987, no. 104.
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