Lot 155. A carved red lacquer bowl with silver liner, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007
The deep rounded sides well carved in relief with birds perched amidst various flowering branches and rocks reserved against a diaper ground above a plain petal-barbed band rising from the countersunk foot, with silver liner, the base lacquered blackish brown.
Note: Compare the red lacquer bowl also carved with birds in flight amidst plants rising from rocks, and with a silver liner, illustrated by K. J. Brandt in Chinesische Lackarbeiten, Linden Museum, Stuttgart, 1988, pp. 94-5, no. 44.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007