17 mars 2019

A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1123. A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) square. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019

Carved through layers of black and red lacquer on the cover and sides with an overall design of ruyi-shaped pommel scrolls, those on the top of the cover surrounding a decorative motif.

The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection.

ProvenanceKlaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992. 
The Irving Collection, no. 3816.

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


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