25 juin 2017

Boîte couverte en laque rouge sculptée, Dynastie Ming, XVIe-XVIIe siècle

Lot 148. Boîte couverte en laque rouge sculptée, Dynastie Ming, XVIe-XVIIe siècle. Estimate 18,000 — 24,000 €. Lot sold 72,500 €. Photo: Sotheby's. de forme rectangulaire, le couvercle finement sculpté d'un dignitaire escorté de deux soldats et accompagné de trois serviteurs dans un paysage valloné planté de pins, les côtés sculptés de branches de prunus, l'intérieur et la base laqués noir (2),  13,4 x 23,4 x 8,9 cm A WELL-CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER, MING DYNASTY, 16TH/17TH... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

A very rare pair of Imperial polychrome and qiangjin lacquer 'dragon' banquet boxes and covers, Qianlong period

Lot 110. A very rare pair of Imperial polychrome and qiangjin lacquer 'dragon' banquet boxes and covers, Qianlong period. Sold for HK$ 1,250,000 (€143,435). Photo: Bonhams. Each of rectangular form, the covers with gilt-wire mesh quatrelobed windows on each side, colourfully decorated in polychrome and gilt with a ferocious front-facing five-clawed dragon holding the flaming pearl enclosing the character sheng, surrounded by further eighteen sinuous three-clawed dragons in flight amidst lingzhi-shaped... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A superb and very rare imperial three-colour cinnabar lacquer panel, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 455. A superb and very rare imperial three-colour cinnabar lacquer panel with eight of the sixteen luohan with imperial inscription, China, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 80 x 114,5 cm. Estimate €80 000-120 000. Photo Nagel Cinnabar above a layer of black lacquer. Few very small restored chips and a filled crack; Property from an old Austrian private collection Depiction of eight of the Sixteen Luohan (Arhats) along with six attending monks. The figures are embedded in a landscape, framed by peony and... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Carved red lacquer circular box, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Carved red lacquer circular box, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424). Diameter: 27 cm. W.21-1969 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. This intricately carved red lacquer box is circular in form. The box is straight-sided, with a flat-topped cover of the same height fitting over a vertical flange. The sides and top are covered with a thick coating of cinnabar-red lacquer carved with designs, the remaining surfaces with a thin brown lacquer. The top is carved deeply with a landscape and figure design. In the... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2017

Red lacquer circular box, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Red lacquer circular box, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424). Diameter: 22.2 cm. Given by Sir Harry and Lady Garner, FE.22&A-1974 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2017. Circular red lacquer box carved with camellia branches on the top and five groups of flowers on the sides; the inside and the base are lacquered in black. The red colour of this early 15th-century box was achieved by using cinnabar as a colouring agent. The intricate floral pattern was created by building up many layers of lacquer and... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2017

An extremely rare carved yellow and red lacquer ‘dragon’ dish, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 3011. An extremely rare carved yellow and red lacquer ‘dragon’ dish, Wanli period (1573-1619), 8 7/8 in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000 (USD 193,486 - USD 322,476) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The shallow dish is superbly carved on the interior through the gold-flecked brownish-yellow outer layer to the red ground with a large central medallion depicting two powerful dragons, one ascending, one descending amidst clouds on either side of a flaming pearl. The dragons’... [Lire la suite]

11 mai 2017

A pair of cinnabar lacquer dishes, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 148. A pair of cinnabar lacquer dishes, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 32.8 cm, 12 15/16  in. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each on metal body and of lobed circular form, with shallow everted sides supported on a short tapered foot, carved through rich layers of cinnabar lacquer, the interior with a central peony medallion surrounded by five bats in flight and eight sprays of floral blooms and leaves, encircled... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A finely carved cinnabar lacquer lobed box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 9. A finely carved cinnabar lacquer lobed box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 7 in. (18 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,360 - USD 15,540). Price realised GBP 10,625 (USD 13,749). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The top of the cover is delicately carved with an idyllic scene depicting a lady and her attendant on board a small boat loaded with peaches, crossing a lake and being watched by scholar and his attendant. The sides are decorated with five cartouches, each finely carved with... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2017

An ancient painted lacquer wine cup (er bei), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C.

An ancient painted lacquer wine cup (er bei), Eastern Zhou Dynasty, circa 4th – 3rd Century B.C. © 2017 J.J. Lally & Co., New York of elongated oval form with rounded interior and flat base, the sides rising to a straight rim with narrow lip, the wide mouth framed by a pair of half-round ‘ear’ handles flaring out and rising up on opposite sides of the wide mouth, decorated on the interior and exterior of the rim and handles with a complex border of angular and hooked scrolls interspersed with and connected by... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A very rare Tianqi and Qiangjin lacquer lobed table and stand, Late 16th-early 17th century

Lot 322. A very rare Tianqi and Qiangjin lacquer lobed table and stand, Late 16th-early 17th century; 42cm (16 1/2in) wide (2). Estimate £30,000 - 35,000 (€36,000 - 42,000). Photo: Bonhams. The table of lobed six-sided form, the top panel painted with elaborate pavilions and rocks amidst wispy clouds and foaming waves within a leiwen border, all above a diaper waist gilt with flower heads, resting on a bombe apron carved with interlocking barbed cartouches enclosing the 'Auspicious Emblems'... [Lire la suite]