Lot 196. A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, 17th century; 4 ¾in (12cm) diameter, each. Estimate US$ 1,500 - US$ 2,000. Sold for US$ 956 (€ 816). © Bonhams 2001-2021
Decorated with garden scenes with boys at the center below plain cavetto's, the reverse sides with basket-weave design, the bases painted in red lacquer with a single differing character from the 'ten heavenly stems', the scenes include viewing a painting and playing chess, bathing, playing music, cutting maple or mulberry leaves, and reading on an elegant building platform.
Property from the Robert and Mee-Din Moore Collection.
Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, New York, 20 Sep 2021