Auctioneers Description: A Chinese cinnabar lacquer dish. Carved in high relief with stylized peonies and overlapping foliage. Two impressed seal marks and poem inscription in gilt verso, 36cm diameter. Some lacquer crazing to the rear. No chips or cracks to the dish.
Estimate: £800 – £1200
It is believed that it went to the UK trade for £50k – The consignor must be doing cartwheels, notice the auctioneers description makes no hint of age, you do know why? Its obvious looking at the photographs what it is. Personally I would not give 50 pence for it.
When are people going to wake up?