09 mars 2022

A 'qiangjin' and 'tianqi' lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

  Lot 88. A 'qiangjin' and 'tianqi' lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Width 12⅜ in., 31.7 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 4,032 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. M.7.6.  Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011, pl. 185. ... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2022

A carved cinnabar lacquer octagonal box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 10. A carved cinnabar lacquer octagonal box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Width 11¼ in., 28.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 27,720 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. M.4.26.  Note: A closely related box in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is illustrated in Catalogue of Chinese Lacquer, London, 1925, pl. 46. See also a box of this form with the sides carved... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2022

A magnificent carved cinnabar lacquer 'hibiscus' dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

  Lot 61. A magnificent carved cinnabar lacquer 'hibiscus' dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Diameter 10⅝ in., 27 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD. Lot sold: 453,600 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Christie's London, 19th July 1965, lot 151. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.4.25. Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011,... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A fine cinnabar lacquer 'Red cliff' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 78. A fine cinnabar lacquer 'Red cliff' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Sold 18,000 GBP (Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the circular cover finely and deeply carved with a key-fret medallion enclosing figures in a mountainous landscape scene, the straight sides of the box and cover carved with nine alternating floral medallions and pairs of bats reserved on a key-fret diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 75. A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Sold 28,800 GBP (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the straight-sided circular box and cover profusely carved with three scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst tumultuous foaming waves, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the cover inscribed longwen baohe, the base carved and gilt with a... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 77. A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 39.5cm., 15 1/2 in. Sold 180,000 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both with spread wings and finely incised feathers, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing from rocks, bearing ten blooms, carved in relief through the bright brick-red lacquer... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2022

A rare cinnabar lacquer 'phoenix' box and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 18. A rare cinnabar lacquer 'phoenix' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Sold 31,200 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 20,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  of circular form, the top and straight sides of the cover finely and deeply carved through the red lacquer to the buff ground with a pair of phoenix in flight above a leafy composite floral scroll, the sides of the box similarly carved, the base and interior lacquered black. Note: The present box is an exceptional... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2022

A Chinese molded Qingbai shallow bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 43. A Chinese molded Qingbai shallow bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1279); 6 1⁄2 in. (16.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate: USD 600 - USD 800. © Christie's 2022 Molded in the center of the interior with a lobed blossom enclosed by radiating lines beneath the unglazed rim, the glaze falling short of the foot on the exterior. Christie's. The Collection of Pierre Durand, New York, 27 January 2022
01 janvier 2022

A carved tixi lacquer tea bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 5032. A carved tixi lacquer tea bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 12.6 cm. Lot sold: 529,200 HKD (Estimate: 300,000 - 400,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Property from the Aoyama Studio Collection. Provenance: Bonhams Hong Kong, 24th November 2013, lot 337.Sotheby's Hong Kong, 3rd April 2017, lot 3028. HK0723. Sotheby's. Echoes of Fragrance – Evolution of Tea Culture from the Tang to the Qing Dynasties, Hong Kong, 16 December 2021
01 janvier 2022

A brown lacquer cup stand, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 5021. A brown lacquer cup stand, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368); 17.4 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 Note: See several related cup stands with metal-mounted rims included in the exhibition The Colors and Forms of Song and Yuan China: Featuring Lacquerwares, Ceramics, and Metalwares, Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, Tokyo, 2004: no. 144, in the Nezu Institute of Fine Arts, Tokyo, no. 145, in the Fujita Art Museum,... [Lire la suite]