Lot 232. A large carved cinnabar lacquer lobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 5/8 in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The interior is carved in relief with a courtier seated in a garden before a pavilion and surrounded by various figures. The border is carved with flowers.
Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3-4 May 1994, lot 312.
Collection of the late Gerard Arnhold (1918-2010).
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019