17 mars 2019

An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 348. An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the lower section with straight sides terminating in a flat rim and raised on four short baluster-form legs, each of the sides painted in deep tones of cobalt blue with a broad taotie mask, the features meticulously outlined with white slip decoration, all within a classic scroll border, the conforming... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1128. A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). The cup stand: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. The box and cover: 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cup stand, carved with a central foliate motif within a raised ring and bead border surrounded by a field of pommel scroll below a band of petals on the sides, repeated on the exterior; the box, of circular form, the domed cover carved with a... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare carved black lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot1126. A rare carved black lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The interior well carved with two three-clawed dragons separated by the long, rippling ends of two bows "tied" either side of the narrow, raised, petal border encircling the central diaper medallion, all amidst a dense ground of leafy lotus scroll, the design repeated on the exterior with the addition of two ribbon-tied endless knots that separate... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1125. A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) wide. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With indented corners, the interior carved with two birds in flight amidst a flowering peach branch bearing six peaches of different sizes, the exterior carved with leafy camellia branches. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3826. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A carved black lacquer circular dish, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 1124. A carved black lacquer circular dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The shallow dish well carved with two long-tailed birds in flight amidst a leafy branch bearing four large camellia blossoms and buds, the exterior encircled by a band of xiangcao scroll, a later-added six-character inscription written in red on the base, cloth box. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1123. A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) square. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Carved through layers of black and red lacquer on the cover and sides with an overall design of ruyi-shaped pommel scrolls, those on the top of the cover surrounding a decorative motif. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992. The Irving Collection, no. 3816. ... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The cover carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a central star-like motif surrounded by pommel scroll, the sides carved en suite. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3808. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1121. A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The sides carved through layers of red and black lacquer with two bands of ruyi-head pommels above a band of xiangcao scroll, the interior and base inset with silver liners. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 2843. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade,... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 348. An extremely rare blue and white two-tier censer and cover, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 7 1/2 in., 19 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Lot Sold 43,750 US$. Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section, the lower section with straight sides terminating in a flat rim and raised on four short baluster-form legs, each of the sides painted in deep tones of cobalt blue with a broad taotie mask, the features meticulously outlined with white slip decoration, all within a classic scroll... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A blue and white quadrangular 'Four Seasons' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722)

Lot 342. A blue and white quadrangular 'Four Seasons' vase, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period (1662-1722). Height 21 1/2 in., 54.6 cm. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the tall slightly tapering body of square section, boldly painted in vivid tones of cobalt blue, each side with a rectangular panel enclosing a different flowering plant; one with chrysanthemum emerging from rockwork, another with a blossoming camellia tree with a pair of flycatchers, the third panel with flowering... [Lire la suite]