Lot 3504. A carved lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diamEstimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000Price Realized HKD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014

The bowl supported on a short foot rises to a slightly everted mouth rim. The exterior is carved through alternating black and red lacquer with two of ruyi-head scrolls above a band of floral scrolls. The interior and base are applied with a silver-plated lining.

Provenance: Colonel MacEwan
Sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 1-3 May 1994, lot 553.

Exhibited: London, Burlington Fine Arts Club, Exhibition of Chinese Art, 1915, Case B, no. 9.

Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 28 May 2014