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A cinnabar lacquer ‘Pheasant and Peony’ dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century - Sothebys

the shallow flaring sides rising from a flat base, the interior carved with a pheasant perched on leafy peony branches issuing from pierced rocks, the exterior with meandering scrolling lotus, all reserved on a diaper ground, the base lacquered black, Japanese wood box and cover. Quantité: 2 - 13.4cm., 5 1/4 in. Estimation: 12,000 - 18,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: A Japanese Private Collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 15 mai 2013 www.sothebys.com