21 mars 2017

A cinnabar lacquer 'Scholars' box and cover, 18th-19th century

Lot 2047. A cinnabar lacquer 'Scholars' box and cover, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Sold for US$ 17,500 (€16,200). Photo: Bonhams. TOf rectangular form, the sides of the box completely enclosed by the tall cover, the top carved with a scene of a scholar departing on horseback with his attendant, as a lady bids farewell from the second floor of a pavilion, the tall sides each carved with a scene of an elderly scholar in various leisurely settings, all supported on an integral stand carved... [Lire la suite]

01 février 2017

Dish (Pan) in the Form of a Mallow Blossom, China, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Dish (Pan) in the Form of a Mallow Blossom, China, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Brown lacquer on wood core. Height: 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); Diameter: 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Far Eastern Art Council Fund (M.90.119). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
01 février 2017

Cup Stand (Tuozhan) in the Form of a Lotus Blossom, China, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279

Cup Stand (Tuozhan) in the Form of a Lotus Blossom, China, Southern Song dynasty, 1127-1279. Black lacquer on wood core with banded metal rim and foot. Diameter: 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Robert and Gwenna Blackmore (M.83.146.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA Bibliography: Los Angeles County Museum of Art Members' Calendar 1988,  vol. 25-26, no. 12-1 (December, 1987-January, 1989
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30 janvier 2017

Foliated Dish (Pan) with Sword-Pommel Pattern, China, Chinese, Early Ming dynasty, about 1368-1450

Foliated Dish (Pan) with Sword-Pommel Pattern, China, Chinese, Early Ming dynasty, about 1368-1450. Carved red and brown lacquer on wood core (tixi), 1 3/4 x 14 in. (4.45 x 35.56 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Sam K. Lee and Jennifer A. Curlee (M.90.70.8). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
30 janvier 2017

Dish (Pan) with Scholars in a Landscape, China, Chinese, Late Ming dynasty, about 1550-1644

Dish (Pan) with Scholars in a Landscape, China, Chinese, Late Ming dynasty, about 1550-1644. Black lacquer on wood core with painted decoration. Diameter: 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of the Sammy Yu-kuan Lee Family in honor of George Kuwayama on the occasion of his retirement (AC1996.117.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
30 janvier 2017

Seal Paste Box (Yinnihe) with Litchi Stems, China, Chinese, Middle Ming dynasty, about 1450-1550

Seal Paste Box (Yinnihe) with Litchi Stems, China, Chinese, Middle Ming dynasty, about 1450-1550. Carved red lacquer on wood core. Diameter: 2 15/16 in. (7.5 cm); Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Joanne Lee in memory of Grandma Eleanor S. Gorman (M.87.205a-b). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA

26 janvier 2017

Bowl (Wan) in the Form of a Flower Blossom, China, Middle Northern Song dynasty, about 1000-1100

Bowl (Wan) in the Form of a Flower Blossom, China, Middle Northern Song dynasty, about 1000-1100. Brown and red lacquer on fabric core. Height: 2 9/16 in. (6.5 cm); Diameter: 4 11/16 in. (11.9 cm). Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of Donald and Iris Blackmore (AC1994.208.1). Photo © Museum Associates/LACMA
20 janvier 2017

Ming Dynasty Red Lacquer, Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017

Round Cinnabar Red Lacquer Dish, China, early Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). D. 14 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Cinnabar Red Lacquer Peach Box, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). W. 14 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Lacquer Libation Cup, China, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), early 16th century. H: 6,5 cm; L: 11,5 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: M. Doullens Collection,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Rice measure with Daoist deities, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing period (1522–66), 16th century

Rice measure with Daoist deities, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), Jiajing period (1522–66), 16th century. Carved red, green, and black lacquer. H. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); W. 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); D. 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm). John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913, 13.100.140 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This vessel’s shape identifies it as a rare example of a lacquer rice measure. Adorning each of its sides is a Daoist figure in a landscape. The man riding a black ox is Laozi (ca. sixth century B.C.), the reputed author of the... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2017

Box with camellia, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century

Box with camellia, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), 14th century. Carved red and green lacquer.H. 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Diam. 4 in. (10.2 cm). Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891, 91.1.666 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The stylized flowers depicted in Chinese lacquer are often difficult to identify precisely. However, the large blossom on this box is probably a camellia, a flower associated with winter and endurance. This box is one of several, most found in Japan, which bear the name Zhang Cheng... [Lire la suite]