A carved black lacquer tixi box and cover Southern Song Dynasty/ early Ming
Lot 426*
A black lacquer tixi circular carved box and cover Yuan/early Ming Dynasty
Sold for £36,000 (US$ 60,509) inc. premium
Auction Details
A carved black lacquer tixi box and cover Southern Song Dynasty/ early Ming
Lot Details
A black lacquer tixi circular carved box and cover
Yuan/early Ming Dynasty
The domed cover and base both carved through the layers of black and red lacquer with registers of concentric ruyi-heads, the interiors and recessed base lacquered black, Japanese wood box.
16cm (6¼in) diam. x 8.5cm (3¼in) high (3).

Footnotes

  • Tixi lacquer continued to be produced in relatively large numbers during the Yuan through to the end of the Ming Dynasty. Tixi lacquer in the form of boxes and covers are, however, relatively rare. Compare a related black-lacquered bowl and cover, surmounted by a central finial and dated to the early 15th century, formerly in the Lee family collection, illustrated in Dragon and Phoenix. Chinese Lacquerware. The Lee Family Collection, Cologne, 1990, Catalogue no.10.

    Another later example in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, dated to the 16th century, unusually has the characters Tian xia tai ping within a central medallion on the cover: see H.Garner, Chinese Lacquer, London, 1979, fig.55.
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