03 août 2018

A small cinnabar lacquer box and cover, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 551. A small cinnabar lacquer box and cover, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diameter 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved in shallow relief depicting Budai wearing loose open robes walking under a pine tree and holding a stick suspending a cloth bag, all against different diaper grounds indicating the sky and the land, the sides of the box and cover carved with key-fret bands, the interior and base lacquered... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2018

A carved cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 552. A carved cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 8 5/8  in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior boldly carved with a scene depicting the encounter of Diao Chan, Lu Bu and Dong Zhuo at the Feng Yi pavilion from the 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms', surrounded by a border of continuous scrolling lotus flowers, repeated on the underside above a band of key-fret scroll around the conforming foot, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2018

A carved 'Birds and Flower' cinnabar lacquer dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 547. A carved 'Birds and Flower' cinnabar lacquer dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of shallow circular form supported on a short footring, elegantly carved through a layer of deep cinnabar-red lacquer to reveal the olive-green beneath, the interior depicting two long-tailed birds soaring and plunging amidst full peony blooms, the birds with outstretched wings gently incised with delicate... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2018

A finely carved 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 546. A finely carved 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the cover carved with fluid swirling ruyi cloud scrolls surrounding a six-cornered motif composed of four barbed curlicues, revealing alternating layers of red, black and yellow lacquers, the sides similarly carved, the countersunk base and the interior of the cover inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2018

Paire de vases double-gourde en laque bicolore sculpté, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle

  Lot 134. Paire de vases double-gourde en laque bicolore sculpté, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle; 33,5 cm, 13 1/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 EUR. Lot sold 85,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. entièrement sculptés de rinceaux feuillagés et des symboles bajixiang alternés dans le bulbe supérieur d'un médaillon enserrant le caractère Da et dans le bulbe inférieur le caractère Ji, socles (4). Ancienne collection particulière... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2018

Petit plateau quadrilobé en laque rouge tixi, Fin de la dynastie Song-dynastie Yuan, fin du XIIIème siècle

Lot 167. Petit plateau quadrilobé en laque rouge tixi, Fin de la dynastie Song-dynastie Yuan, fin du XIIIème siècle. Longueur: 22 cm. (8 5/8 in.). Estimation: EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000 (USD 23,627 - USD 35,440). Price realised EUR 43,750.  © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.  De forme quadrilobée, il repose sur un petit pied droit. En laque rouge rehaussée d'une ligne noire, il est délicatement sculpté de volutes stylisées concentriques évoquant des nuages de ruyi. Le dos laqué... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 476. A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; .6 cm, 2 1/4  in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 118,750 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the domed cover and the box crisply carved with flower blooms wreathed in dense foliage, the interior and the recessed base lacquered reddish-brown, the base incised with a Yongle mark. Note: Lacquer boxes of this small delicate size were generally used for keeping rouge or as incense box to hold aromatic pellets and... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A rare large qiangjin and tianqi 'phoenix and crane' lacquer box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period

Lot 3031. A rare large qiangjin and tianqi 'phoenix and crane' lacquer box and cover, Jiajing incised six-character mark in a vertical line and of the period (1522-1566); 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The cover is delicately incised to the top with a crane and phoenix in flight among a composite floral scroll. The rounded sides are similarly decorated with phoenix and crane amidst... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 2909. A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 5 13/16 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 687,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The top of the cover is carved through the red lacquer to an ochre ground with a single peony blossom surrounded by leaves and buds. The sides of the box and cover are similarly carved with a mixed floral frieze comprising blossoming peony and chrysanthemum. The interiors and the... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2018

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' dish, Second half 14th century

Lot 8. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' dish, Second half 14th century; 18cm (7 1/8in) diam. (3). Estimate 750,000 - 1,000,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 937,500 (€ 102,622) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 With shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior exquisitely carved in deep relief through the thick red lacquer with three large peony blossoms, the large furled petals enclosing the meticulously carved floral-diapered stamens, all amidst dense foliage of large leaves and... [Lire la suite]