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A 'HUANGHUALI' OCTAGONAL TRAY
LATE MING DYNASTY
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3509
A 'HUANGHUALI' OCTAGONAL TRAY
LATE MING DYNASTY
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Details & Cataloguing

Portable Treasures – The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

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A 'HUANGHUALI' OCTAGONAL TRAY
LATE MING DYNASTY
of eight-lobed mallow form, the tray carved with thick gently rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior of the tray modelled with a slightly sunken panel bordered by the lobed sides
3 by 28.3 by 28.3 cm, 1 1/8  by 11 1/8  by 11 1/8  in.
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Exhibited

Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, 1997–99.
Grace Wu Bruce, Chan Chair and Qin Bench: The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture II, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1998, pp. 138-139.

Catalogue Note

Trays made in precious hardwoods datable to late Ming and early Qing are very rare. This piece with rounded corners is beautifully fashioned.

As few surviving examples of household utensils like trays have survived, it can be deduced that they were more often made in indigenous perishable softwoods and rarely made in precious hardwoods.

Portable Treasures – The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

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Hong Kong