18 février 2019

A rare and finely carved red lacquer Daoist scripture box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 809. A rare and finely carved red lacquer Daoist scripture box and cover, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13 ½ in. (33.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The sliding cover finely carved through the red lacquer layers to the ochre ground with an intricate scene of an assembly of Daoist immortals, each narrow side carved with a five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds above a rock formation emerging... [Lire la suite]

18 février 2019

A carved red and black lacquer octagonal box and cover, Jiajing six-character incised and gilt mark and of the period (1522-1566

Lot 808. A carved red and black lacquer octagonal box and cover, China, Ming dynasty, Jiajing six-character incised and gilt mark and of the period (1522-1566); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) wide. Estimate: USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover carved with a five-clawed dragon leaping amidst clouds below a shoumedallion in the center of two interlocking square panels enclosing various auspicious symbols, the sloping sides of the box and cover carved with panels of further five-clawed... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2019

A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 807. A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Carved all over with a graceful and dense design of overlapping peony blossoms and leaves below a band of lingzhi scroll encircling the mouth, the interior and base lacquered black, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Yanagi Takashi, Kyoto, 1993.The Irving Collection, no. 3840. A Rare Peony-Carved Red... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2019

A cinnabar lacquer 'chun' peach-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2754. A cinnabar lacquer 'chun' peach-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20 cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cinquefoil lobed cover finely carved to the top through the red and green layers with a large chun ('spring') character centred with a medallion enclosing Shoulao and rising above a bowl overflowing with auspicious emblems, reserved against red and green radiating... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2019

An exceptionally rare early Ming qiangjin-decorated cinnabar lacquer seal box, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 2593. An exceptionally rare early Ming qiangjin-decorated cinnabar lacquer seal box, Yongle period (1403-1425); 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (19.7 x 19.7 x 21.6 cm). Estimate HK$600,000- HK$800,000. Price Realized HK$680,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Of square section, each of the four facets is finely engraved and in-filled with gold lacquer decorated in the qiangjin technique against a cinnabar lacquer ground, finely depicting a recumbent qilin, the mythical beast with a deer's head in a calm... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A cinnabar lacquer stembowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 2756. A cinnabar lacquer stembowl, seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15 cm., 5 7/8 in. Estimate 600,000—800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,700,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the body with deep flaring sides rising from an angled base and tall spreading hollow foot to an everted rim, finely and deeply carved around the exterior through the red lacquer layers to the black ground with eight lança characters enclosed within leafy lotus strapwork panels and reserved on a floret-diaper... [Lire la suite]

28 janvier 2019

A large and impressive cinnabar lacquer 'chun' peach-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 2642. A large and impressive cinnabar lacquer 'chun' peach-shaped box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 38 cm., 14 7/8 in. Estimate 1,300,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cover finely and deeply carved through red, green, black and yellow layers with a peach-shaped panel enclosing the character chun ('spring') centred with a medallion enclosing Shou Lao and rising above a large bowl overflowing with... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A very rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 2639. A very rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cover finely carved with a medallion enclosing a landscape scene, depicting a scholar and attendant standing on a fenced terrace over-looking a pavilion and garden filled with trees issuing from rockwork, all below swirling ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the angled shoulder... [Lire la suite]
21 janvier 2019

Petite Hache cérémonielle en Jade, Qi, Fin de la Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.

Lot 46. Petite Hache cérémonielle en Jade, Qi, Fin de la Dynastie Shang, ca. 1200 avant J.-C.; Long. 6,9 cm. Estimation 4,000 — 6,000 EUR. Lot Vendu 15,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's 2015. la partie supérieure aux bords arrondis, percée d'un petit trou central, les côtés biseautés légèrement évasés agrémentés de deux petits crans entourés de deux dents triangulaires de chaque côté, la partie inférieure tranchante également arrondie et biseautée, la pierre de couleur  verte chamois ponctuée de... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare gilt-metal-mounted lacquered wood bowl, possibly Song dynasty or earlier

Lot 1220. A rare gilt-metal-mounted lacquered wood bowl, possibly Song dynasty or earlier; 8 13/16 in. (22.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realised $5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With slightly flared sides, the black-lacquered wood bowl applied on the exterior with three repoussé gilt-metal panels decorated with dragons reserved on a beaded ground interspersed with small scrolling dragons, the panels separated by gilt-metal straps that join the upper and lower gilt-metal bands... [Lire la suite]