Lot 198. A Rare black and cinnabar tixi lacquer rectangular low table, kang, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 21in (53.3cm) wide, Japanese boxEstimate US$ 4,000 - US$ 7,000. Sold for US$ 4,080 (€ 3,482)© Bonhams 2001-2021

The top carved with a mixed design of classic jiuhuan and scrolls, the deep V-shaped channels with numerous elegant pommel scrolls symmetrically interspersed with further scrolling designs, all above a very narrow waist and short shaped apron with further scrolls that continue down the simple in-curving legs.

Property from the Robert and Mee-Din Moore Collection.

NoteFor a late sixteenth century example with cabriole legs, see a paper given by Sir John Figgess, 'Ming and Pre-Ming Lacquer in the Japanese Tea Ceremony', Oriental Ceramic Society Transactions, 1967-69, vol. 37, pl. 56d.

Another of more squat shape was offered at Christie's, London, 9 July 1979, lot 92.

Bonhams. Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, New York, 20 Sep 2021