3116
3116
A BLACK LACQUER 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' DISH
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
1,200,0001,800,000
JUMP TO LOT
3116
A BLACK LACQUER 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' DISH
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
1,200,0001,800,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty

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A BLACK LACQUER 'CHRYSANTHEMUM' DISH
SONG DYNASTY
the sides delicately fashioned with forty-six narrow fluted lobes resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum bloom, all supported on a countersunk base, lustrously lacquered overall in reddish brown, the base further inscribed in red with a yu (jade) character
27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in.
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Catalogue Note

The present lacquer dish, with its elegant shape in line with the aesthetics of the Song dynasty, would have reminded any Chinese, whether from the ruling class or belonging to the scholar gentry, of the understated blooms of chrysanthemums, a flower with delicate fragrance symbolising the subtle virtue of a gentleman.

See a larger example with an everted rim (30.5 cm), inscribed to the base with the characters Wu xing dong ji and attributed to the Northern Song dynasty, included in the exhibition The Colors and Forms of Song and Yuan China: Featuring Lacquerwares, Ceramics, and Metalwares, Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, Tokyo, 2004, cat. no. 13, together with a dingyao moulded dish of chrysanthemum shape in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum, cat. no. 15.

Arcadian Beauty – Exceptional Works from the Song Dynasty

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Hong Kong