A large black tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.

The cover carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a central star-like motif surrounded by pommel scroll, the sides carved en suite.

ProvenanceKlaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.
The Irving Collection, no. 3808.

Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day Sale, New York, 21 March 2019