A rare quatrelobed carved cinnabar lacquer dish
The dish with slightly raised ridged borders, the centre with a matching cartouche enclosing a scholar and attendant bearing a wrapped qin, strolling in a garden with deer amidst rockwork beside a pavilion under a tree with an attendant drawing the curtains at the entrance, all framed by a floral border with chrysanthemum, lotus, peony and prunus blossoms, the underside with a foliate tixi scroll, all raised on a conforming foot carved with a key-fret border, the base black lacquered.
17.8cm (7in) wide
Chinese Works of Art
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