04 octobre 2018

An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 3403. An outstanding and extremely rare large carved cinnabar lacquer ‘Phoenix’ square tray, Mark and period of Xuande (1426-1435); 39 cm, 15 3/8  in. Estimate: 12,000,000-15,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 16,920,000 HKD (2,158,315 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both depicted with outstretched wings and finely incised plumage, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2018

A large mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer quatrefoil tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1228. A large mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer quatrefoil tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 16 7/8 in. (42.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The shaped tray is inlaid with a scene of the three officials watching an attendant feeding a crane in a court surrounded by pine, bamboo and prunus, the 'Three Friends of Winter', while a lady and another figure observe from an adjacent pavilion, cloth box. ... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A superb and extremely rare carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Yuan dynasty, first half 14th century

Lot 1223. A superb and extremely rare carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Yuan dynasty, first half 14th century; 14 ½ in. (36.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 180,000 - USD 220,000. Price realised USD 212,5000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tray is exquisitely carved through thick layers of red lacquer with two long-tailed pheasants swooping amidst dense foliage with peony blossoms on the interior, the exterior sides with a classic scroll, and the base is lacquered black. ... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2018

A rare and finely carved lacquer 'Immortals' quatrefoil tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 256. A rare and finely carved lacquer 'Immortals' quatrefoil tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Width 6 3/8  in., 16.3cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Sold Price: 112,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's deftly carved through layers of the cinnabar lacquer with three Immortals, including Zhongli Quan, standing on a rocky outcrop beneath an overhanging pine tree, with roiling waves crashing below and cloud wisps in the sky above, one cloud supporting Dongfang Shuo bearing a leafy peach... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2018

A black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 250. A black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. delicately constructed with the sides sweeping upward in an elegant, everted curvature, six evenly spaced ridges radiating around the cavetto for a foliate effect, a thin raised lip around the rim, the base slightly recessed, coated allover in brownish-black lacquer thinning at the raised areas, Japanese wood box (3). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2018

A black lacquer tea bowl stand, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 207. A black lacquer tea bowl stand, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. fine-walled, the cylindrical foot flaring at the base and supporting a broad circular tray upturning at the rim, the globular stand affixed atop the tray and open at the interior forming a hollow column from the rim to the foot, evenly coated allover with lacquer the color of black coffee, gilt at the edges, Japanese wood box (3). Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2018

A tixi carved black and red lacquer cinquefoil box and cover, early Ming dynasty, 15th century 

Lot 172. A tixi carved black and red lacquer cinquefoil box and cover, early Ming dynasty, 15th century; 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) across. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 48,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 In the form of a five-petalled prunus blossom, the flat top carved through the black and two red layers with a central floret encircled by five jianhuan sword pommel scrolls positioned above small dots, surrounded by a row of ten similar scrolls and another row of... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A carved red lacquer bowl with silver liner, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 155. A carved red lacquer bowl with silver liner, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The deep rounded sides well carved in relief with birds perched amidst various flowering branches and rocks reserved against a diaper ground above a plain petal-barbed band rising from the countersunk foot, with silver liner, the base lacquered blackish brown. Note: Compare the red lacquer bowl also... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2018

A small cinnabar lacquer box and cover, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 551. A small cinnabar lacquer box and cover, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diameter 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved in shallow relief depicting Budai wearing loose open robes walking under a pine tree and holding a stick suspending a cloth bag, all against different diaper grounds indicating the sky and the land, the sides of the box and cover carved with key-fret bands, the interior and base lacquered... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2018

A carved cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 552. A carved cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 8 5/8  in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior boldly carved with a scene depicting the encounter of Diao Chan, Lu Bu and Dong Zhuo at the Feng Yi pavilion from the 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms', surrounded by a border of continuous scrolling lotus flowers, repeated on the underside above a band of key-fret scroll around the conforming foot, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]