A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover Ming dynasty
Lot 644
A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover Ming dynasty
HK$ 80,000 - 100,000
US$ 10,000 - 13,000

Lot Details
Various Owners
A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover
Ming dynasty
Of circular form, intricately carved on both the cover and base with a magpie perching upon leafy branches bearing blossoming prunus and pods, all against a diaper ground of a double-diamond enclosing a formalized floret, the carving is deep, well rounded and bold, the interior lacquered black.
7.1cm diam.

Footnotes

  • A closely related carved 'bird and flower' cinnabar lacquer box and cover example from the National Palace Museum, Taipei collection, with similar composition, dated Ming dynasty (16th Century), is illustrated in Chen Huixia, Carving the Subtle Radiance of Colors: Treasured Lacquerware in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, 2008, p.64, no.042.

    明 剔紅花鳥圓蓋盒

    可比較之台北國立故宮博物院例子,可參見陳慧霞撰,《和光剔采:故宮藏漆》,台北,2008,頁64,編號042。該例子構圖與造工極為相似,定為明代十六世紀之作品。
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