06 avril 2019

A black and red 'tixi' lacquer lobed bowl stand, Yuan – Ming dynasty

Lot 3668. A black and red 'tixi' lacquer lobed bowl stand, Yuan – Ming dynasty; 16.5 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 175,000 HKD (22,542 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides collared with a circular dish, all supported on a hollow splayed foot, deeply carved through thick layers of black and red lacquer with ruyi-head shaped pommels, the layers of red lacquer appearing in two thin lines sandwiched between the layers of lustrous... [Lire la suite]

29 mars 2019

A Large and Imperial Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Screen, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795

Lot 3419. A Large and Imperial Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Screen, Qianlong Period, 1736-1795. H 95cm W 117.5cm. Estimate HKD 8,000,000 - 10,000,000 (USD 1,019,112 - 1,273,890). Unsold. © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Horstmann & Godfred Private Collection, Hong Kong2. Spink & Son Ltd. Collection, London3. Christie's New York, 20 September 2005, lot.1044. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 11 April 2008, lot. 2827. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2019

A set of writing table (bundai) , writing box (suzuribako) and paper box (fubako), School of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan,

Lot 1151. A set of writing table (bundai) , writing box (suzuribako) and paper box (fubako), School of Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century. Writing table 4 ¾ in. (12 cm.) high, 23 ¼ in. (59 cm.) wide, 13 ¼ in. (33.6 cm.) deep Writing box 9 in. (22.9 cm.) long Paper box 15 7/8 in. (40.3 cm.) long. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Each executed in red, black and silver lacquer to simulate bamboo and applied with ants of black lacquer on the table, a cricket of... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1128. A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). The cup stand: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. The box and cover: 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cup stand, carved with a central foliate motif within a raised ring and bead border surrounded by a field of pommel scroll below a band of petals on the sides, repeated on the exterior; the box, of circular form, the domed cover carved with a... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A rare carved black lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot1126. A rare carved black lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The interior well carved with two three-clawed dragons separated by the long, rippling ends of two bows "tied" either side of the narrow, raised, petal border encircling the central diaper medallion, all amidst a dense ground of leafy lotus scroll, the design repeated on the exterior with the addition of two ribbon-tied endless knots that separate... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1125. A carved black and red lacquer square 'Birds' tray, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) wide. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 With indented corners, the interior carved with two birds in flight amidst a flowering peach branch bearing six peaches of different sizes, the exterior carved with leafy camellia branches. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3826. ... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A carved black lacquer circular dish, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 1124. A carved black lacquer circular dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The shallow dish well carved with two long-tailed birds in flight amidst a leafy branch bearing four large camellia blossoms and buds, the exterior encircled by a band of xiangcao scroll, a later-added six-character inscription written in red on the base, cloth box. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1123. A black and red tixi lacquer shallow square box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) square. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Carved through layers of black and red lacquer on the cover and sides with an overall design of ruyi-shaped pommel scrolls, those on the top of the cover surrounding a decorative motif. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992. The Irving Collection, no. 3816. ... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  The cover carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a central star-like motif surrounded by pommel scroll, the sides carved en suite. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3808. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1121. A red and black tixi lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The sides carved through layers of red and black lacquer with two bands of ruyi-head pommels above a band of xiangcao scroll, the interior and base inset with silver liners. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 2843. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade,... [Lire la suite]