18 avril 2018

A large finely carved polychrome lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 39. A large finely carved polychrome lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 38 cm, 15 in. Estimate 110,000 — 150,000 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018.  the cover finely and deeply carved through red, green, black and yellow layers with a circular panel enclosing the character chun (spring) centred with a medallion enclosing Shoulao and rising above a large bowl overflowing with auspicious emblems, reserved against red, green, brown and... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2018

Circular box decorated with the character for spring and a bowl of treasures, Qing dynasty, Reign of the Qianlong emperor

Circular box decorated with the character for spring and a bowl of treasures, China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795). Carved red lacquer. H. 5 in x Diam. 20 3/4 in, H. 12.7 cm x Diam. 52.7 cm. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60M317.a-.b © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture The cover of this box is remarkable both for the range of lacquer colors employed and the fine detail of the carved decoration. The large... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2018

A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 2863. A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 38,5 cm, 14 1/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2008.  the cover superbly carved in deep layers of varying relief through four layers of colour, the top surface carved with a large chun ('spring') character rising above a bowl filled with auspicious emblems, reserved against red, green and yellow radiating waves, the character centred... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A rare red lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2109. A rare red lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The cavetto formed with six petals, each petal well defined with raised radial ridges stopping before a slightly sunken central medallion, the interior and exterior sides covered with a red lacquer, the mouth rim bound with metal, the recessed base with black lacquer bearing a square red lacquer... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A rare brown lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2101. A rare brown lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 1/4 in. (13.4 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The mouth rim is gently indented to form six-lobes, bound with a thin metal band, the interior and exterior with a chestnut-brown lacquer, resting on a circular recessed base, Japanese wood box. Exhibited: The Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne, 1990, Dragon and Phoenix, Chinese Lacquer Ware,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A very rare mallow-shaped black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2103. A very rare mallow-shaped black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The cavetto formed with seven overlapping S-shaped petals encircling the slightly sunken central medallion, the exterior of conforming floral shape, raised on a short foot ring, the base impressed with a square sealmark in red lacquer, against an attractive brownish-black lacquer covering the... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2018

A brown lacquer mallow-form dish, Song dynasty (960-1279) 

Lot 2317. A brown lacquer mallow-form dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 in. (17.5 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cavetto is formed with seven overlapping S-shaped petals encircling the central medallion. The exterior is of conforming floral shape, raised on a short foot ring, covered entirely with brown lacquer. The base bears a collector's seal in red. The mouth is bound with a metal rim, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2018

A rare carved red lacquer two-tiered rectangular box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 632. A rare carved red lacquer two-tiered rectangular box and cover, Wanli period (1573-1619); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) long. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 43,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The top and canted sides of the cover, and the sides of the middle section, are well carved with charming scenes of boys at play ('Hundred Boys' motif) in garden settings, the decoration on the cover is above a narrow band of confronted chilong which is repeated at the rim of... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

An Exceptional 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' Lacquer 'Wandai Shenghe' Double-Lozenge Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Qianlong

Lot 50. An Exceptional 'Qiangjin' and 'Tianqi' Lacquer 'Wandai Shenghe' Double-Lozenge Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Qianlong (1736-1795); width 31.7 cm., 12 1/2  in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,840,000 HKD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 omodelled in the form of two overlapping lozenges with six cylindrical posts at the corners, the cinnabar lacquer finely incised and gilt in the qiangjin technique and further picked out... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2018

An Inscribed Cinnabar Lacquer Songhua Inkstone Set, Mark and Period of Yongzheng, Dated 1724

Lot 49. An Inscribed Cinnabar Lacquer Songhua Inkstone Set, Mark and Period of Yongzheng, Dated 1724; 12.9 cm., 5 1/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000 HKD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 of circular form with straight sides supported on five short narrow feet, the cover with a slightly raised top finely incised and gilt with a twelve-column inscription titled Shiyan fu ('Ode to ink stone') and dated to the ninth day of the ninth month of... [Lire la suite]