19 août 2019

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

2008_NYR_01976_0327_000()

Lot 327. A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2008.

The handle of the brush and the cover inlaid with cell-diaper pattern between narrow borders of dots, the waisted hilt of the brush inlaid with chrysanthemum petals at the end, and the end of the cover inlaid with a flower head.

Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1970s. 

Note: Compare a mother-of-pearl-inlaid brush in the Tokugawa Art Museum with similar, though more dense inlay, dated to the 16th or 17th century, illustrated in Karamono: Imported Lacquerwork - Chinese, Korean and Ryukyuan (Okinawa), Nagoya, 1997, p. 83, no. 146. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art, New York, 19 March 2008.


Commentaires sur A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Nouveau commentaire