15 mai 2011

A large brown lacquer dish in the form of a prunus blossom. Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-11th century

A large brown lacquer dish in the form of a prunus blossom. Northern Song Dynasty,  10th-11th century. Photo Sotheby's of distinct five-lobed shape, with low rounded sides, the recessed centre inside of matching flower-shaped outline, the recessed base circular, the lacquer of an even dark brown tone; in Japanese padded ivory silk cloth, ribbon-tied Edo period wooden box and cover, ribbon-tied varnished-wood outer box and cover, and brown cotton furoshiki with inscribed wooden tag; 27.4cm., 10 3/4 in. Estimate 30,000—40,000... [Lire la suite]