3106
3106
A BLACK LACQUER LOBED DISH
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 600,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
3106
A BLACK LACQUER LOBED DISH
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 600,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty

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A BLACK LACQUER LOBED DISH
SONG DYNASTY
delicately constructed with shallow everted sides rising from a recessed base to a six-lobed rim, divided by small ridges evenly radiating around the cavetto, further encircled with metal, Japanese wood box
17.6 cm, 6 7/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

Lacquerware made between the late Tang and the early Song dynasties is characterised by simple, well-proportioned flower shapes with more or less deep indentations. These quiet, pleasing forms that were used for dishes, bowls and cup stands set a stylistic trend that reverberated throughout the period and strongly influenced ceramic designs. The present delicately lobed shape, resembling a prunus blossom and often modelled with five to seven petals, is one of the most classic Song forms amongst lacquerware as well as ceramics.

See two closely related examples from the collection of Sakamoto Gorō, sold in these rooms, 8th October 2013, lots 141 and 144. A red lacquer dish of this type, but of larger size, from the Lee Family collection and included in the exhibition Dragon and Phoenix, The Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, 1990, cat. no. 15, was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 3rd December 2008, lot 2109. See also a similar lacquer dish discovered amongst a group of lacquerware attributed to the Tang dynasty, excavated at Jianli county, Hubei Province, published in Wenwu/Chinese Cultural Relics, 1982, no. 2, p. 93, pl. 8, fig. 4. Compare also a persimmon-glazed Dingyao dish of smaller size (12.6 cm) and with subtler indentations, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Selection of Ding Ware. The Palace Museum's Collection and Archaeological Excavation, Beijing, 2012, pl. 89, together with another covered in a transparent ivory glaze, pl. 73.

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty

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Hong Kong