07 août 2019

A rare Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

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Lot 3085. A rare Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 56,250© Christie's Images Ltd. 2010

The top surface of the cover is finely carved in deep relief through layers of black and red lacquer with bands of ruyi scrolls radiating from a central stylised flower-head, the scrolls extending to the gently curved sides of the cover and box, the base and interior lacquered black, Japanese wood box.

Provenance: A Japanese private collection.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 December 2010, Hong Kong


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