Lot 63: UNUSUAL PEWTER TRAY LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY 29cm diam
November 8, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
UNUSUAL PEWTER TRAY
LATE MING/EARLY QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY
of circular form with flared sides decorated with a horizontal rib on the exterior, the well incised with a lady and a gentleman seated on soft-matted stools, playing flutes in a garden setting with a large phoenix, holding lingzhi fungus in its beaks, flying amid clouds before the sun, the decoration enhanced by washes of copper and brass and the rim edged with brass
- Good overall apperance and patina.
- Surface scratches and pitting throughout consistent with age
- Rim with one or two minor dings
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A box and cover of similar size, illustrated in Etains de Chine: Collection Ena et Henry Maertens de Noordhout, no. 5, p. 26-7, bears similar decoration. This type and style of subject is well known on porcelain of the seventeenth century.