18 March 2009
AN UNUSUAL BRASS-MOUNTED AND MOTHER-OF-PEARL INLAID BLACK LACQUER CIRCULAR COVERED BOX
The center of the cover decorated in the ping tuo technique with a thin openwork plaque of an official standing next to a table set with a censer and candle holders while surrounded by attendants, all on a terrace against a background of bamboo, within a border of mother-of-pearl diaper repeated on the sides, with brass-mounted rim, interior lacquered red
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam., cloth pouch, box
Sammy Y. Lee & Wangs Co., Ltd., Hong Kong, 1973.
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Lee Yu-kuan, Oriental Lacquer Art, New York/Tokyo, 1972, p. 196, no. 128.
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