19 novembre 2017

Square box with hollyhock décor and Xuande reign mark, Ming dynasty, second half of the 16th Century

Square box with hollyhock décor and Xuande reign mark, Ming dynasty, second half of the 16th Century. Inscription on the base: Made in Ming Xuande reign. Filled-in lacquerware. Length: 9.6cm Width: 9.6cm Height: 4.3cm © National Palace Museum, Taipei. This is a square box with rounded corners, and the side is slightly lower than the base to form a short foot. The interior is thickly lacquered, and painted in reddish brown lacquer in both interior and the base. The sides of the This is a square... [Lire la suite]