06 novembre 2022

A rare tianqi and qiangjin lacquer 'dragons' tray, Wanli incised eight-character mark cyclically dated to the Dingwei year, 1607

Lot 309. A tianqi and qiangjin lacquer 'dragons' tray, Wanli incised eight-character mark cyclically dated to the Dingwei year corresponding to 1607 and of the period; 35.1cm (13 3/4in) wide. (3). Sold for £85,980  (Estimate  £60,000-80,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Of rectangular form with canted corners and elegantly decorated with two writhing five-clawed dragons each confronting a flaming pearl in the centre, amidst ruyi-clouds and crashing waves and rocks, on... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2022

A rare gilt-decorated red lacquer 'bajixiang' sutra box and cover, Early 15th century

Lot 305. A rare gilt-decorated red lacquer 'bajixiang' sutra box and cover, Early 15th century; 40cm (15 3/4in) long. Sold for £19,125 (Estimate  £15,000-20,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The rectangular box lacquered in vibrant red and decorated with gold-filled incised lines depicting scrolling lotus with the 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' each supported on an blossoming lotus flower, the cover hinged and with a gilt-bronze clasp at the front chased with lotus motifs, the sides of the... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2022

A rare pair of tianqi and qiangjin lacquer square 'floral' incense stands, 17th century

   Lot 305. A rare pair of tianqi and qiangjin lacquer square 'floral' incense stands, 17th century. Each 90.4cm (35 1/2in) high. (2). Sold for £88,500 (Estimate  £70,000-90,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 Each finely incised and coloured in varying shades of red, green and burnt amber shading to black, all picked out with traces of gold filling the incisions, the square tops finely incised and gilt with a central panel depicting a gnarled branch of blossoming peonies,... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2022

A rare polychrome lacquer circular box and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 301. A rare polychrome lacquer circular box and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 11cm (4 2/8in) diam. (3). Sold for £50,700  (Estimate  £40,000-60,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 The cover decorated with two bearded scholars each carrying a guqin under their arms, all beneath a gnarled pine tree with finely incised grain on a rock ledge, mountains and clouds in the distance, all on a diaper-pattern ground, the sides with wave patterns, the... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2022

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

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 25. A rare black lacquer 'chrysanthemum' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 17.5 cm. Lot sold: 352,800 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 with sides delicately fashioned with narrow fluted lobes resembling the petals of a chrysanthemum bloom, all supported on a countersunk base, lustrously lacquered overall in black, wood stand and Japanese wood box. Provenance: Christie's Hong Kong, 30th April 2001, lot... [Lire la suite]
16 octobre 2022

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'bird and flower' tray, Yuan dynasty

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 21. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'bird and flower' tray, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); d. 26.3 cm. Lot sold: 2,772,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of circular form, the interior carved through layers of red lacquer to the ochre ground with a pair of birds soaring with outstretched wings amidst chrysanthemum blooms wreathed in profuse foliage, the underside carved with a floral scroll, the... [Lire la suite]

15 octobre 2022

A black lacquer mallow-shaped dish, Song dynasty

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 18. A black lacquer mallow-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 18.5 cm. Lot sold: 567,000 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 elegantly constructed with shallow everted sides in the shape of seven overlapping mallow petals, divided by S-shaped ridges delicately carved on the interior and underside, covered overall in an attractive black lacquer, the countersunk base with a seal mark,... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2022

A superbly carved large cinnabar lacquer 'peony' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongle

 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 5. A superbly carved large cinnabar lacquer 'peony' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1424); d. 31.5 cm, overall h. 9 cm. Lot sold: 7,560,000 HKD (Estimate: 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of circular form, superbly carved on the top and around the sides through thick layers of red lacquer to reveal the ochre-yellow ground, the flat top carved with five large peony... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2022

Han Lacquerware sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28 July 2022

Lot 3057. A rare lacquered wood tripod incense burner with gilt-bronze mount, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9); h. 15.3 cm, w. 20 cm, Japanese wood box. Lot sold: 882,000 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 1990s. Lot 3057. A group of three rare Chu culture lacquer cups and bronze stands, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9); Lacquer cup w. 13 - 13.5 cm; Stand w. 15.5 cm; Japanese wood box. Lot... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2022

Rare boîte couverte à trois comprtiments en laque incrustée de nacre, Chine, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368)

Lot 50. Rare boîte couverte à trois comprtiments en laque incrustée de nacre, Chine, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368). Hauteur : 17,2 cm. (6 3⁄4 in.). Price realised EUR 13,860 (Estimate EUR 6,000 – EUR 8,000). © Christie's 2022 De forme polylobée reposant sur un pied de la même forme légèrement évasé, le dessus de son couvercle est orné d'un cavalier et de soldats sur une terrasse sous un grand saule. Les côtés de la boîte et du couvercle sont décorés de quatre réserves polylobées abritant des... [Lire la suite]