17 mars 2019

A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

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.

ProvenanceKlaus 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


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