19 décembre 2017

A fine and large pair of carved cinnabar lacquer vases with figural scenes from the Sanguo yanyi, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

Lot 301. A fine and large pair of carved cinnabar lacquer vases with figural scenes from the Sanguo yanyi (The History of the Three Realms) in the medallions, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). H. 61,7 cm. Estimate 20.000/30.000 €. Lot sold 50.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Very slightly chipped. Provenance: Property from an old German private collection, bought in the 1980s. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.2017

08 décembre 2017

Boîte couverte en laque tixi, Début de la dynastie Ming

Lot 55. Boîte couverte en laque tixi, Début de la dynastie Ming; 24,7 cm, 9 3/4  in. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 €. Lot Sold 25,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. A tixi lacquer box and cover, Early Ming dynasty de forme circulaire, le couvercle bombé sculpté à travers les couches successives de laque rouge et noire d'une fleurette centrale entourée de cinq registres de ruyi stylisés, la boîte aux côtés arrondis sculptée d'un décor similaire, l'intérieur et la base laqués noir,... [Lire la suite]
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04 décembre 2017

A brown lacquer circular bowl stand, zhantuo, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3047. A brown lacquer circular bowl stand, zhantuo, Song dynasty (960-1279); 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The cup stand is raised on a hollow splayed circular foot, supporting a circular flange with gently upturned edges bound with metal, encircling the plain globular receptacle rising to an incurved rim, covered entirely with lacquer of rich brownish black tone, Japanese wood box.  ... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2017

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer ‘dragon’ brush and cover, Wanli incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 8103. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer ‘dragon’ brush and cover, Wanli incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1573-1619); 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 437,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The shaft is carved with a ferocious five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst ruyi clouds, fire scrolls and treasures, below a band of trefoil collar enclosing florettes. The terminal containing the hair brush is... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2017

A rare and large red and yellow lacquer 'dragons' box and cover, Mid-Qing Dynasty

Lot 11. A rare and large red and yellow lacquer 'dragons' box and cover, Mid-Qing Dynasty. Estimate HK$600,000 - 800,000 (US$77,000 - 100,000). Sold for HK$ 3,700,000 (€398,943). Photo: Bonhams. The high rectangular cover masterfully carved through two thick layers of lacquer, the upper layer red and the lower layer yellow, vividly decorated with two five-clawed writhing dragons emerging from tumultuously crashing waves releasing splashes of foam, facing each other from a distance ferociously chasing a flaming... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2017

A highly important cinnabar tixi lacquer hexagonal ewer, Jiajing incised six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 8011. A highly important cinnabar tixi lacquer hexagonal ewer, Jiajing incised six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000 (USD 771,984 - USD 1,029,312). Unsold. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The ewer is elegantly formed with a pewter core, the wide body is finely carved through a thick layer of lacquer with ruyi clouds below the conforming sloping shoulder with classic scrolls, which are repeated on the arched handle and... [Lire la suite]

20 novembre 2017

A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Yongle incised six-character mark and of the period (1402-1425)

Lot 8009. A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Yongle incised six-character mark and of the period (1402-1425). Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - HKD 10,000,000 (USD 1,029,349 - USD 1,286,686). Price realised HKD 8,740,000. © Christies Images Ltd 2017 The top of the cover is carved through layers of lacquer with budding and blossoming tree peonies among dense leafy stems to an ochre ground, the sides of the box and cover are carved with a composite floral scroll comprising lotus, peony,... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

Square box with hollyhock décor and Xuande reign mark, Ming dynasty, second half of the 16th Century

Square box with hollyhock décor and Xuande reign mark, Ming dynasty, second half of the 16th Century. Inscription on the base: Made in Ming Xuande reign. Filled-in lacquerware. Length: 9.6cm Width: 9.6cm Height: 4.3cm © National Palace Museum, Taipei. This is a square box with rounded corners, and the side is slightly lower than the base to form a short foot. The interior is thickly lacquered, and painted in reddish brown lacquer in both interior and the base. The sides of the This is a square... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

Carved yellow lacquerware Round dish with dragon-and-phoenix décor, Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign (1522-1566)

Carved yellow lacquerware Round dish with dragon-and-phoenix décor, Ming dynasty, Jiajing reign (1522-1566). Inscription on the base: Made in Ming Jiajing Jen-Wu Year. Diameter: 21.0cm Height: 2.6cm © National Palace Museum, Taipei. This round plate with circular feet is painted in red lacquer, with yellow engraving on red ground throughout. Chia-Jing Jen-Wu Year is the first year of the Chia-Jing reign (1522). The border of the plate is decorated with simplified scrolling floral on the base of the plate. The... [Lire la suite]
19 novembre 2017

Gold-etched lacquerware Sutra covers with décor of lotus petals and the Eight Treasures, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century

Gold-etched lacquerware Sutra covers with décor of lotus petals and the Eight Treasures, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century. Length: 72.5cm Width: 26.3cm Height: 3.4cm © National Palace Museum, Taipei. There are two rectangular canon boards as a pair of sutra covers.  The front piece contains inscriptions etched with gold filling within the lotus-petal shaped niche in the center of the reverse side. The Chinese and Tibetan characters “ Lushi jiesin jing di liu pin fenbie jielu pin” on the board annotate: this is one... [Lire la suite]