A SUPERBLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'MAGPIE' TRAY SIGNED YANG MAO, YUAN DYNASTY | 元 剔紅花鳥紋盤 《楊茂造》針刻款
600,000 - 800,000 HKD
Property from the Kaisendo Museum
A SUPERBLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'MAGPIE' TRAY
SIGNED YANG MAO, YUAN DYNASTY
of circular form, the interior carved through layers of red lacquer with a pair of confronting magpies with outstretched wings and long tail plumage flying amidst peony blossoms wreathed in profuse foliage, the underside carved with ruyi scrolls, the base lacquered black and incised with the inscription Yang Mao zao ('Made by Yang Mao'), Japanese wood box
31.8 cm, 12 ½ in.
There is a tiny loss of branches to the interior (approx. 1cm) and a flake chip to the rim (approx. 2.7cm). There is some expected relacquering to the rim and foot to cover up some minor cracks/flakes. Typical age cracks and other minor general surface wear.
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