02 décembre 2020

A rare and large three-colour lacquer 'chun' incised gilt box and cover, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period

Lot 143. A rare and large three-colour lacquer 'chun' incised gilt box and cover, Qianlong six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 38cm (15in) diam. Estimate HK$ 800,000-1,200,000. Sold for HK$ 815,000 (€ 87,847). Photo: Bonhams. The cover with rounded sides crisply carved through red, dark green and yellow layers of lacquer with a large chun 'spring' character above a large lobed dish filled with treasures in the centre within a red, yellow and dark green radiating panel, a circular... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2020

A magnificent carved polychrome lacquer 'spring' circular box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3004. A magnificent carved polychrome lacquer 'spring' circular box and cover, Qianlong incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 1/4 in. (36.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,840,000. Courtesy Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The top of the cover with a circular panel is deeply carved on a green Wan-diaper ground with a bowl of Precious Objects, radiating red, green and yellow rays illuminating the large... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

A very rare pair of carved cinnabar-lacquer 'weiqi' boxes and covers, Late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 102. A very rare pair of carved cinnabar-lacquer 'weiqi' boxes and covers, Late 16th-early 17th century. Each 12.5cm (4 7/8in) wide. . Estimate £ 80,000 - £ 120,000. Sold for £ 150,062 (€ 165,943). Courtesy Bonhams. Each gently curving sides exquisitely carved with three-stringed lutes or sanxian, clappers or paiban, mouth-organs or sheng, and bells, as well conch-shells, fans, crickets, and auspicious symbols, all on a diaper-pattern ground, the gently domed covers... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2020

An imperial tianqi and qiangjin 'dragon and pearl' dish, Wanli yiwei cyclical date, corresponding to 1595 and of the period

 Lot 434. An imperial tianqi and qiangjin 'dragon and pearl' dish, Wanli yiwei cyclical date, corresponding to 1595 and of the period; 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. Together with a Gotoh Museum exhibtion catalogue: Carving the Sky, Painting the Stars: Treasures of Decorated Chinese Lacquer, The Gotoh Museum, Tokyo, 2014, Japanese wood box. Exhibited: The Gotoh Museum, Carving the... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2020

A small carved cinnabar lacquer 'gardenia' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 433. A small carved cinnabar lacquer 'gardenia' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 7 ¾ in. (19.8 cm.) overall length, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 27,500. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
24 octobre 2020

A tixi lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 409. A tixi lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 ¾ in. (19.8 cm.) overall length, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 35,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020

24 octobre 2020

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Figures in garden’ brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 408. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Figures in garden’ brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 1/8 in. (30.8 cm.) overall length, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 60,000. Price realised HKD 50,000. © Christie's Images Limited 2020. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 October 2020
24 octobre 2020

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century

Lot 3659. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century; 7 cm, 2 ¾ in. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 277,200 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the domed cover with a large peony blossom wreathed by lush foliage, the shallow sides with floral buds and blooms alternating with large leaves, the interior and base lacquered dark brown, Japanese wood box. Property from the Kaisendo Museum. Note: Another early Ming cinnabar lacquer... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2020

A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer foliate tray, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century

Lot 3658. A mother-of-pearl inlaid lacquer foliate tray, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century; 25.4 cm, 10 in. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 403,200 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. of eight-lobed foliate form, the interior inlaid with mother-of-pearl depicting two elegant ladies on a boat admiring a lotus pond scenery surrounded by birds and willow, encircled by a dense composite floral scroll, all reserved on a black ground, the base lacquered black, Japanese wood box. Property from the... [Lire la suite]
24 octobre 2020

A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Yuan dynasty

Lot 3657. A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 26 cm, 10 ¼ in. Estimate 600,000 - 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,134,000 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. of square section with rounded corners, the cover elaborately carved with two birds flying amidst blooming camellia against a meander of stems and a profusion of foliage and buds, the sides carved with composite floral scroll bands of chrysanthemum, peony and hibiscus, the interiors and base lacquered black, Japanese... [Lire la suite]