A Luodian Lacquered Small Table

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DS0310005310
HK$60,000.00


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The table stand is an important furniture in ancient China. Well-crafted with its perfectly preserved luodian, this stand is a practical yet elegant fixture to place tea bowls and stationery. China later became the largest producer of luodian lacquerware during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, exporting to Japan and Korea. This piece was then an export to Japan.

The limited expanse of this small table stand is filled with faithful depictions of a pavilion, a stone arch bridge, scholars, servants, trees and flowers, all inlaid with luodian. Details show the scholars walking beside the pavilion, followed by servants carrying fans. A boy servant is on the bridge holding a zither, while another is under the bridge leading a horse. This is a scene from the famous tale of scholar Bo Ya taking a zither to visit his friend Zhong Ziqi. Bo Ya was a gifted musician and Zhong Ziqi had a good ear for music. The two had such good understanding of each other they were bosom friends. After the death of Zhong, Bo broke his zither and never played music ever again. This great tale of friendship became a popular theme in calligraphy, paintings, porcelain, lacquer and luodian wares in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

案幾是古代重要的家具之一,本案幾工料精良,螺鈿保存完好,可放置茶盞、文房什物,實用且不失典雅。明清時期,中國是嵌螺鈿漆器的最大產量國,並且大部分產品都銷往日本、韓國等地,本品即是當時外銷日本。

本品屬於薄螺鈿漆器,在方幾極狹小的空間內,有亭臺樓閣、石拱橋、士人、書童、花草樹木等等,皆惟妙惟肖。細細觀察,樓閣旁的士人作行走狀,侍從在其後舉扇。

一童子手中抱琴站立在橋上,橋下另一側一人牽馬,馬躍躍欲試,作出發之態。故此紋飾表達的內容應是攜琴訪友,攜琴訪友出自於伯牙攜琴拜訪鐘子期,世傳伯牙善鼓琴,鐘子期善聽,伯牙所念,鐘子期必得其意,故兩人互為知音。後鐘子期病逝,伯牙痛失知音,乃破琴絕弦,終身不復鼓,被傳為歷史佳話。攜琴訪友是明清兩朝書畫、瓷器、漆器、螺鈿器的常見題材。

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Brand
K11 Craft & Guild Foundation

Brand Origin
Hong Kong

Dimensions
26cm x 17cm x 8.9cm

Materials
Mother-of-Pearl Luodian, Lacquered

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