Lot 1125. A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) wide. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
With indented corners, the interior carved with two birds in flight amidst a flowering peach branch bearing six peaches of different sizes, the exterior carved with leafy camellia branches.
The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection.
Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.
The Irving Collection, no. 3826.
Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day Sale, New York, 21 March 2019