Lot 106. A brown lacquer cup stand, Song dynasty (960-1279); 16.3 cm, 6 ⅜ in. Estimate: 500,000 - 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
fine-walled, the cylindrical flaring foot supporting a broad circular tray upturning at the rim, the globular stand affixed atop the tray and opening at the interior forming a hollow column from the rim to the foot, evenly coated overall with a glossy layer of brown lacquer, the rims mounted with metal, Japanese wood box.
Property from the Aoyama Studio Collection.
Note: See several related cup stands with metal-mounted rims included in the exhibition The Colors and Forms of Song and Yuan China: Featuring Lacquerwares, Ceramics, and Metalwares, Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, Tokyo, 2004: no. 144, in the Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, Tokyo, no. 145, in the Fujita Art Museum, Osaka, no. 146-147, in the Tokugawa Art Museum, Nagoya, and two other examples nos 148-149.
Sotheby's. Monochrome II, 9 October 2020, Hong Kong