3523
3523
A 'HUANGHUALI' INLAID SCROLL BOX
LATE MING – EARLY QING DYNASTY
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3523
A 'HUANGHUALI' INLAID SCROLL BOX
LATE MING – EARLY QING DYNASTY
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Details & Cataloguing

Portable Treasures – The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

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A 'HUANGHUALI' INLAID SCROLL BOX
LATE MING – EARLY QING DYNASTY
of rectangular section, the cushion-shaped cover finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl and burl wood with an upright scene depicting a bird perched on a long gnarled branch bearing magnolia buds and blossoms, the scene further decorated with prunus branches and bamboo shoots near the lower section
10.5 by 74 by 21 cm, 4 1/8  by 29 1/8  by 8 1/4  in.
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Exhibited

In Pursuit of Antiquities: 40th Anniversary Exhibition of the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 2001, pp. 332-333.
The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture, The Macao Museum of Art, Macau, 2003.
Grace Wu Bruce, Feast by a wine table reclining on a couch: The Dr S. Y. Yip Collection of Classic Chinese Furniture III, Art Museum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2007, pp. 168-169.

Literature

Grace Wu Bruce, Ming Furniture, Selections from Hong Kong & London Gallery, Hong Kong, 2000, pp. 58-59.

Catalogue Note

Inlay of precious material, especially mother-of-pearl on lacquer, has long been an established craft in China, with many extant examples of the Yuan and Ming dynasties, but the technique applied to hard wood furniture was deemed to be perfected in the late Ming by the master craftsman Zhou Zhu from Yangzhou and this group of furniture is known as Zhou zhi ('made by Zhou').

Portable Treasures – The Dr S.Y. Yip Collection

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Hong Kong