Lot 39. A rare aloeswood teapot and cover, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; Hauteur: 21 cm. (8 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 6,000 - EUR 8,000. Price realised EUR 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019
Elle est sculptée en relief tout en préservant le grain naturel du bois d'agar. L'épaulement est surmonté d'une prise en forme de branches, l'intérieur doublé de métal argenté.
Note: Aloeswood, or chengxiamu or eaglewood, diffuses a fragrance which has made it highly treasured, especially in China, Japan and Tibet. The wood is typically only found in small segments of usable material, which are traditionally pieced together to make small scholar's articles. It is also valuable in the manufacture of incense. A larger carved aloeswood libation cup with a broader base is in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Bamboo, Wood, Ivory and Rhinoceros Horn Carvings, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong, 2002, pl. 49.
Christie's. Art d'Asie, Paris, 12 December 2019