17th-18th century Chinese bowl of Laque Burgaute technique -- shell inlaid in a body of black lacquer. This bowl has various curvilinear areas designed on the side of the bowl that have images of flowers, islands in the sea, grapevines, and garden scenes. The overall character of this bowl is one of great refinement intended to be the property of undoubtedly a refined elite, most likely a scholar. The interior and foot of the bowl are covered with a silver colored material. It is a very thin bodied material that is stretched on the interior and goes over the lip. Formerly part of the Paul Spheeris collection.
Age: Ming - Qing 17th-18th Century
Size: 2.5" high, 5" diam
Media: Lacquer / Mother-of-Pearl / Metal
Condition: Very Good
Price: $2,200.00 USD