Lot 47
  • 47

A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER FOUR-TIERED BOX AND COVER MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY

Estimate
40,000 - 60,000 USD
Sold
93,750 USD
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Description

  • cinnabar laquer (Rhus verniciflua )
  • Height 6 3/4  in., 17 cm 
of square section with canted corners, the cover with a lakeside scene depicting a scholar in the doorway of an open pavilion awaiting the arrival of another scholar accompanied by his attendant bearing a qin, framed by open rockwork, pine and wutong trees, the sides carved with composite floral scroll bands, all supported on an apron-shaped foot with stylized ruyi scrolls, the interiors and base lacquered black, Japanese wood box (7)

Provenance

Collection of Viscount Naonori Matsudaira (1869-1931).
Sotheby's London, 11th May 2011, lot 121.

Exhibited

Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo (prior to 1930, according to museum label).
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