29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer brush, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3216. A carved cinnabar lacquer brush, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 22 cm., 8 5/8  in.. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s. the slender tubular handle deftly carved in varying levels of relief with a figural scene of scholars and attendants on rocky shores against a ground of waves and floral diapers, one carrying a qin (zither) and another resting next to a plant, their attendants standing nearby, one making tea and another holding a... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2017

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

Lot 3876. A finely carved Ming cinnabar lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 10 1/8 in. (25.8 cm.) overall. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 175,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The cylindrical shaft well-carved in high relief with leafy prunus branches bearing blossoms and buds, the cover similarly carved with the addition of a cricket on a stalk of millet, all reserved on intricate diaper framed by keyfret bands, the ends of the cover and shaft with... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

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

Lot 4188. A carved cinnabar lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 9 in. (22.8 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 62,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cylindrical shaft is carved with four quatrefoil panels enclosing figures including Shoulao relaxing in landscapes, below a band comprising four of the Babao, Eight Treasures, and below a register of upright lappets. The cover is similarly decorated with two landscape panels and a band of four of... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A carved black and red tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century 

Lot 4225. A carved black and red tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 81,250 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The cover is well carved through the layers of black and red lacquer with three registers of 'pommel scrolls' surrounding a floral motif. The sides of the box are carved with similar scrolls surrounding the foot, Japanese wood box.  Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 4223. A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, 7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 125,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The square tray with flaring sides is carved in the centre depicting a seated aged scholar in voluminous robes resting on the river bank under a willow tree, accompanied by a boy attendant making herbal medicine, and another boy catching fish, a crane with outspread wings flying in the sky.... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A deeply carved polychrome lacquer rectangular tray, Jiajing period (1522-1566) 

Lot 4228. A deeply carved polychrome lacquer rectangular tray, Jiajing period (1522-1566), 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 175,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The interior of the tray is deeply carved with a rectangular panel depicting an aged gentleman and a boy in a field detailed with wutongtrees, shrubs, rocks and flying goose, a majority of which lacquered red, some lacquered green, all on a yellow diaper-ground. The sides are adorned... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period

Lot 36. A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period, 16 cm., 6 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the bowl with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, all supported on a splayed stem with a sealed flat base, deftly and deeply carved through thick layers of rich red lacquer to the ochre ground below with four large lotus blooms wreathed in dense curling foliage, between a border of ‘classic’ scroll collaring the rim and a... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

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

Lot 4226.  A Yunnan carved cinnabar lacquer stem bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 225,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The deep bowl with an everted lip is carved to the exterior with a row of large peony sprays borne on leafy stems between a band of petals and floral pattern, supported on a vertical stem with a splayed foot. The exterior of the stem is decorated with a band of keyfret above plantain... [Lire la suite]
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]