A rare quatrelobed cinnabar lacquer dish Jiajing
Lot 432
A rare quatrelobed carved cinnabar lacquer dish Jiajing
Sold for £9,600 (US$ 14,914) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare cinnabar lacquer four-lobed dish Jiajing
Various Owners
A rare quatrelobed carved cinnabar lacquer dish
Jiajing
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

Footnotes

  • Provenance: an Italian private collection, Lombardy, collection no.279.

    The four-lobed form and design of the present dish closely follows that of cinnabar lacquer dishes of the Yongle period. For a Yongle mark and period example see Collections of the Palace Museum: Carved Lacquer Ware, Beijing, 2008, pl.24. This form was admired in the Jiajing period, exemplified by the Collection's quatrelobed cinnabar lacquer dish carved with dragons, Jiajing mark and period, ibid., pl.91.
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