Lot 1128. A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). The cup stand: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. The box and cover: 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019
The cup stand, carved with a central foliate motif within a raised ring and bead border surrounded by a field of pommel scroll below a band of petals on the sides, repeated on the exterior; the box, of circular form, the domed cover carved with a foreigner with a lion on a diaper ground, the box carved with leafy camellia on a diaper ground.
The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection.
Provenance: The cup stand: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 2007.
The Irving Collection, no. 3893.
The box and cover: Roger Keverne, London, 2004.
The Irving Collection, no. 3885.
Literature: Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics - Summer Exhibition, London, 2003, p. 93, no. 116.
Exhibited: London, Roger Keverne, Fine and Rare Chinese Works of Art and Ceramics - Summer Exhibition, June 2003.
Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day Sale, New York, 21 March 2019