A rare polychrome lacquer barbed-rim dish - Qianlong six-character mark and of the period
Formed with eight bracket lobes surrounding a circular well, the centre finely etched with eight cranes and an elegant hall surrounded by a balustraded arched terrace raising from a turbulent sea, all rendered against a red lacquered diaper ground, each lobe of the ribbed cavetto incised with two bats amid auspicious clouds flanking a longevity peach executed on a brown lacquer ground, the exterior of each lobe incised with a different flowering plant raising from behind a fantastic rock, all raised on a foot ring of conforming outline, the base covered with black lacquer with a vertical Qianlong mark and a four character mark reading linghe fu pan, both marks incised and infilled with gold. 34cm (13 3/8in) diam. (2). Estimate: HK$800,000 - 1,200,000, $100,000 - 150,000
Exhibited: Zheng He and the Oceanic Culture: An Exhibition of the Six Hundredth Anniversary of Zheng He's Voyages, The National Museum of History, Taiwan, September 16 - October 23, 2006.
Scholarly Delights: An Exhibition of Carved and Painted Lacquer Ware, The National Museum of History, Taiwan, April 2007.
For a similar example see Li Jiufang, Gugong bowuyuan cang wenwu zhenpin quanji: Qingdai qiqi, Vol.46, Hong Kong, 2006, p.148, pl. 107.
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