The present dish takes its petal-lobed form from the Ding porcelain of the late Tang dynasty and demonstrates the degree of dialogue between the Ding ceramicists and lacquer craftsmen. Compare several related lacquer dish examples sold in these rooms, 8th October 2013, lots 140 to 144, from the collection of Sakamoto Goro.
In overall good condition. The dish is slightly warped, with only expected characteristic age cracks and occasional stabilised shallow flakes along the foot. "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."