8 - 9 June 2004
A set of three bowls
Momoyama/Edo Period (Late 16th/Early 17th Century)
Each of turned and assembled wood of varying sizes to fit inside one another, the interior and exterior lacquered red, the rims worn away to reveal black lacquer, the bases black lacquered
4in. (10.2cm.), 2 7/8in. (7.4cm.) and 2 3/8in. (6cm.) high respectively
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Formerly on permanent exhibition at Kyoto National Museum.
For further examples of bowl shapes see Kawada Sadamu, Negoro Lacquer (Kyoto, 1985), pl. 267, 367 and 368.
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In conversation with the Korean-American artist, whose recent painting The Evolution of Perception will be offered at Christie’s in Hong Kong on 25 November
As this 1,000-year-old Ru tea bowl comes to auction in Hong Kong, we look at the evolution of the grey-green ware from Yue to Yaozhou to Ru