20 novembre 2019

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' square box and cover, Wanli yiwei cyclical date, 1595 and of the period

Lot 3008. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' square box and cover, Wanli incised and gilt yiwei cyclical date, corresponding to 1595 and of the period; 11 1/2 in. (29 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000 (USD 76,989 - USD 102,652). Price realised HKD 2,000,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The top of the cover is intricately carved through layers of lacquer to depict a five-clawed dragon supporting a roundel containing the characters tian xia tai ping (peace under... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2019

A small carved cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 142. A small carved cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diameter 6.4 cm, 2½ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. the domed cover finely carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with Milefo seated and waving a fan out of reach of three boys, all against a wave and diaper ground, the box decorated around the exterior with lotus sprays, the interiors and base lacquered black. Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 141. A carved cinnabar lacquer tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 13.2 cm, 5 1/5 in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 12,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of hexagonal form, the cover carved with a scholar and his attendant travelling towards a pavilion amidst lush vegetation and jagged rocks, all reserved against a diaper ground and undulating lines, the sides carved with alternating scenes of scholars and various floral blooms, the interiors and base lacquered black. ... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2019

A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer dish, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424)

Lot 139. A rare and finely carved cinnabar lacquer dish, Yongle mark and period (1403-1424). Length 22.5 cm, 8⅞ in. Estimate: 120,000 - 150,000 GBP. Lot sold 200,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. of oval shape, the shallow rounded sides with a lipped rim, finely carved to the centre through layers of deep red lacquer with two scholars beneath a wutong tree on a balustraded terrace contemplating a flowering plant issuing from a tall scholar's rock in an ornate jardiniere, with a young attendant... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2019

A carved lacquer 'peony' incense box and cover, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 290.  A carved lacquer 'peony' incense box and cover, Early Ming Dynasty; 5.4cm (2 1/4in). Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 7,000 - 9,300). Photo Bonhams. The cover with a central majestic blossoming peony surrounded by trailing foliage and smaller buds, the deeply carved design revealing the bright orange ground underneath, the box carved en-suite, Japanese box and silk pouch.         Note: Lacquer boxes of this small delicate size were generally used for keeping rouge... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3393. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 8 5/8 in. (22.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 100,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  Of circular form, the cover is carved in relief through the layers of lacquer with fruiting lychee branches among other fruits, all reserved against a ground of diaper pattern. The box is similarly decorated around the side with the interiors and base in black lacquer, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Swallow and Apricot' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3390. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Swallow and Apricot' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 225,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.  The rectangular cover is carved with a swallow perched on a flowering apricot branch amidst apricot blossoms, the sides of the cover and box carved with further apricot flowers and leaves, all against a diamond-diaper ground enclosing florettes. The base is incised with a... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 97. A carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 3 ¾ in.(9.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 12,810 - USD 19,215). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The deep bowl is carved with four large long-tailed birds amongst flower sprays and pomegranate, all on a diaper pattern and below a key fret band to the mouth rim. The stem with splayed foot is similarly decorated with further flower sprays. The interior is lined with metal.= Note: With its dark... [Lire la suite]
29 octobre 2019

A rare and finely carved lobed cinnabar lacquer 'Washing the elephant' dish, Jiajing six-character incised mark and of the perio

Lot 25. A rare and finely carved lobed cinnabar lacquer 'Washing the elephant' dish, Jiajing six-character incised mark and of the period (1522 - 1566); 8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000 (USD 25,620 - USD 51,240). Price realised GBP 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The octafoil shaped dish is magnificently carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with an elephant next to a large wooden basin being washed by a servant standing on the animal with a broom,... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2019

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'chrysanthemum' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 95. A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'chrysanthemum' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 76,860  - USD 102,480). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The box and cover are carved through layers of brown, yellow and red lacquer with an intricate network of chrysanthemum flowers growing from leafy stems. The cover is formed with lobed sides to accomodate the flower-form brass ring-handles applied to the long side of the... [Lire la suite]