A carved cinnabar lacquer 'gardenia' tray Ming dynasty
Lot 643
A carved cinnabar lacquer 'magnolia' tray Mid Ming dynasty
Sold for HK$ 250,000 (US$ 32,242) inc. premium

Lot Details
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A carved cinnabar lacquer 'magnolia' tray
Mid Ming dynasty
Of octagonal form bordered by a band of keyfrets on the everted rim, the sides decorated with a frieze of chrysanthemum and leafy sprigs above a central octagonal rouleau enclosing magnolia issuing from rockworks, all against a diaper ground of a double-diamond enclosing a formalized floret, the carving is deep, well rounded and bold, the base lacquered black.
36.1cm diam.

Footnotes

  • For a smaller square lacquer 'magnolia' dish of similar composition from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see Lacquer Wares of the Yuan and Ming Dynasties, Hong Kong, 2006, p.144, pl.105. See also a similar octagonal lacquer tray illustrated by Derek Clifford, Chinese carved lacquer, London, 1992, p.47, pl.29.

    明中期 剔紅玉蘭花八角盤

    可比較一件清宮舊藏剔紅玉蘭山禽方盤,參考夏更起,《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集:元明漆器》,2006,香港,頁144, 圖版105。另一件類似的八角盤,可參見Derek Clifford,《Chinese carved lacquer》,倫敦,1992,頁47,圖版29。
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