22 octobre 2021

A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, 17th century

Lot 3664. A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, 17th century; 24.7 cm. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's the flat upper surface carved with a scholar seated under a large pine tree with a curved ruyi stalk in his hand with two attendants nearby, the landscape laden with jagged cliffs and rockwork, all against a diapered ground, the straight sides deftly carved with a composite floral scroll including prunus,... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2021

A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century

Lot 3663. A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century; 7.7 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's of oval lobed form, the shallow rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, the interior naturalistically carved with Wang Xizhi the flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with three boys depicted frolicking in a rocky landscape arboured with pine and wutong trees, one... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2021

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer oval lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3660. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer oval lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 21.5 cm. Lot sold: 352,800 HKD (Estimate: 280,000 - 350,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's of oval lobed form, the shallow rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, the interior naturalistically carved with Wang Xizhi resting in a pavilion while looking out at a goose, the luxuriant landscape with large overhanging trees, the cavetto with a composite floral band, the exterior with a broad 'classic' scroll band, the... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2021

A small Chinese "Tixi" lacquer dish, Possibly Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 226. A small Chinese "Tixi" lacquer dish, Possibly Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Dia: 5 in. Sold for $2,520 (Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500). © FREEMAN’S 2021  Of circular form, deeply carved through black and red lacquer layers with five ruyi or "sword pommel"-shaped cloud scrolls enclosing a five-lobed "florette' in the center, the exterior carved with continuous foliate scroll. Property from a private collection, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A Ryukyuan mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer large rectangular box and cover, 17th-18th century

Lot 206. A Ryukyuan mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer rectangular box and cover, 17th-18th century; 15 x 10 1/8 x 3 ¼in (38.1 x 25.7 x 8.2cm). Estimate US$ 2,000 - US$ 3,000. Sold for US$ 1,530. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Decorated on the flat with two scholars conversing in a dense pine and bamboo landscape with their attendants nearby one holding a fan, the other scrolls, a small building nearby and a rich foliage foreground with a small maple tree, the rounded sides of the cover with shaped... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2021

A Large Painted and incised brown lacquer octagonal box and cover, Late 18th century

  Lot 201. A Large Painted and incised brown lacquer octagonal box and cover, Late 18th century; 13 ½in (34.3cm) across. Estimate US$ 1,200 - US$ 1,800. Sold for US$ 1,224. © Bonhams 2001-2021 incised and painted with a large roundel of leafy peony heads within a ruyi-head surround itself bordered at the octagonal edges with composite floral sprays of magnolia, chrysanthemum, prunus, and begonia, the vertical sides of the cover with various fruit and flower panels above a... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2021

A Rare black and cinnabar tixi lacquer rectangular low table, kang, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 198. A Rare black and cinnabar tixi lacquer rectangular low table, kang, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 21in (53.3cm) wide, Japanese box. Estimate US$ 4,000 - US$ 7,000. Sold for US$ 4,080 (€ 3,482). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The top carved with a mixed design of classic jiuhuan and scrolls, the deep V-shaped channels with numerous elegant pommel scrolls symmetrically interspersed with further scrolling designs, all above a very narrow waist and short shaped apron with further scrolls... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular straight-sided tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 197. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular straight-sided tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 3/4in (5.2cm) diameter, cloth wrap, Japanese wood box. Estimate US$ 1,500 - US$ 2,000. Sold for US$ 1,499 (€ 1,279). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Of circular shape, the interior inlaid with a richly-dressed equestrian figure with two standing attendants, one holding a silk-wrapped qin and passing a farmer with faggots attached to a pole amidst a foliage surround and under a large gnarled pine tree... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, 17th century

Lot 196. A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, 17th century; 4 ¾in (12cm) diameter, each. Estimate US$ 1,500 - US$ 2,000. Sold for US$ 956 (€ 816). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Decorated with garden scenes with boys at the center below plain cavetto's, the reverse sides with basket-weave design, the bases painted in red lacquer with a single differing character from the 'ten heavenly stems', the scenes include viewing a painting and playing chess, bathing, playing music,... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2021

A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century

Lot 195. A set of five mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer circular dishes, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th Century; 5 3/8in (13.7cm) diameter, box. Estimate US$ 2,000 - US$ 3,000. Sold for US$ 1,275 (€ 1,088). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Decorated with figural garden scenes at the center below plain cavetto's, the reverse sides with red-lacquered basket-weave design, the bases painted in black lacquer, the scenes include the first Tang emperor, Gaozu, shooting arrows at a peacock screen; two farmers... [Lire la suite]