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- Previous Owner(s)
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
The design of two long-tailed birds in flight among oversized camellia flowers was one of the most popular motifs for lacquer ware during the fourteenth century. Typical of the period, the picture on this dish was carved with relatively little use of overlapping forms, and much of the ground is exposed between the generously spaced motifs. This use of open space in designs was superceded at the beginning of the next century by a preference for denser compositions. Note the delicately incised strokes that add subtle textures to the bird-and-flower motifs.
- Published References
- et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 171, p. 262.
- Lee Yu-kuan. Oriental Lacquer Art., 1st ed. New York. p. 137.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
Copyright with museum