Box with Pommel Scroll Design, Carved red lacquer, China

元 剔紅牡丹紋漆盤
Box with Pommel Scroll Design

Period:
Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)
Date:
14th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Carved red lacquer
Dimensions:
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm); Diam. 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of Florence and Herbert Irving, 2015
Accession Number:
2015.500.1.15a, b
Not on view
The deep carving of the peonies and leaves in this small dish is typical of Chinese lacquerware produced in the first half of the fourteenth century. A similar example dated before 1333 was recovered during the 1976–84 excavation of a famous shipwreck off the Sinan Islands near the southwestern coast of Korea.
Marking: on base
[ Klaus F. Naumann , Tokyo, until 1989; sold to Irving]; Florence and Herbert Irving , New York (1989–2015; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "East Asian Lacquer from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection," November 22, 1991–February 23, 1992.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Irving Lacquers," 1998–2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Asian Lacquer: Masterpieces from the Florence and Herbert Irving Collection," November 3, 2007–May 11, 2008.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Red and Black: Chinese Lacquer, 13th–16th Century," September 7, 2011–June 10, 2012.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Lacquer: Treasures from the Irving Collection, 12th–18th Century," August 15, 2015–June 19, 2016.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cinnabar: The Chinese Art of Carved Lacquer, 14th to 19th Century," June 15, 2016–October 9, 2017.

Asian Art (35,454)