14 September 2009
A SMALL DATED MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID BLACK LACQUER DEMI-LUNE STAND
QIANLONG DING CHOU DONG YUE SIX-CHARACTER MARK CORRESPONDING TO 1757 AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
The D-shaped top raised on three supports joined by curved stretchers in front and a straight stretcher in back, decorated with different diaper patterns and the legs with a scale-like pattern and florets, the mark and maker's signature, Lu Ying, in red lacquer on the underside
3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, 9 in. (23 cm.) long, 4 7/16 in. (11.3 cm.) deep, Japanese wood box
Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Hong Kong, 1973.
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Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 326, no. 251.
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