22 avril 2014

A black lacquer writing box decorated with painted gold lacquer showing an Imperial Dragon en face, China, Qianlong period

A black lacquer writing box decorated with painted gold lacquer showing an Imperial Dragon en face, China, Qianlong period. Photo Nagel. Square box with silk interior. Traces of age, few cracks, edges partly chipped, stains of top of the cover. 30,5x27,5x4,5 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Compare also with a Qianlong example, illustrated in Qing Legacies, The Sumptuous Art of Imperial Packaging, The MacauMuseum of Art, Exhib.cat., Macau, December 2000, no.24,p. 99. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 -... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2014

A rectangular, black lacquered box with mother-of-pearl inlays, (luodian), China, late Ming (1368-1644) or early Qing dynasty (1

A rectangular, black lacquered box with mother-of-pearl inlays, (luodian), China, late Ming (1368-1644) or early Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 16th-17th century. Photo Nagel the two parts of the oblong box, bottom and cover, are on the outside mainly covered with black lacquer except of the red lacquered, in the long and short sides of bottom and cover inset panelswith fine bamboo basketry. The remaining black laquered surface are all decorated with a delicate pattern of small interlocked circles, enclosing tiny flowers with... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2014

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer dish, by Jiang Qianli, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer dish, by Jiang Qianli, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 of circular form with shallow rounded sides rising from a recessed base to an everted rim, finely inlaid in slivers of mother-of-pearl and gold with an episode of the Xixiang ji / The West Chamber depicting the heroine Yingying seated in a pavilion with her maid Hongniang standing beside her while she reads a note from Zhang Sheng, delivered by his attendant waiting outside, all within a border of gold... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2014

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer square cup, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer square cup, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi Period. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 of square section with indented corners, the straight tapered sides supported on a small recessed foot, delicately inlaid around the exterior in iridescent slivers of mother-of-pearl, two sides with two scholars conversing in a landscape, the others with garden rocks either issuing trees or supporting a pagoda, between a border of interlocked florets at the rim and a band of ruyi around the base, the interior, base and... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2014

Two inscribed black lacquer circular boxes and covers, Song Dynasty

Two inscribed black lacquer circular boxes and covers, Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of circular form, each with a single rib around the sides and a fitted domed cover, the lacquer of brownish-black colour, the larger box inscribed in red paint Zengren yuanzi zao (?) 267 yin zhen bu’er jia under the cover and Longyi xinhai nian qiu inside the box ('made by (zao) Zengren Yuanzi in Longyi during the xinhai year, measuring 267'), the smaller box similarly inscribed Zengren yuanzi zao shang 189 yin zhen bu’er jia and Longnan... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2014

A black lacquer mother-of-pearl inlaid foliate dish, Southern Song Dynasty

A black lacquer mother-of-pearl inlaid foliate dish, Southern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's lightly constructed with shallow everted sides flaring from a recessed base to a lobed rim, divided into six lobes by small ridges evenly radiating around the cavetto, the recessed interior delicately inlaid in mother-of-pearl with a single prunus spray in the centre (possibly later) and a thin lobed frame outlining the cavetto, the iridescent shell slivers detailed with fine incisions, the lustrous lacquer of deep chocolate-brown colour... [Lire la suite]


06 avril 2014

A brown lacquer lobed bowl, Northern Song Dynasty

A brown lacquer lobed bowl, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's delicately constructed with deep flared sides rising from a slightly domed centre to a five-lobed rim resembling the petals of prunus flower, all supported on a tall footring, the lustrous lacquer of brownish-black colour, with thinning areas revealing the delicate wood body and jiazhu fabric beneath; diameter 13.5 cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimation 60,000 — 80,000 HKD Exposition: Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A black lacquer spoon, Northern Song Dynasty

A black lacquer spoon, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's elegantly shaped with a slender shallow scoop and an arched rounded handle flattening at the end, the lustrous lacquer of deep black colour; 25.6 cm., 10 1/8 in. Estimation 50,000 — 70,000 HKD Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and the Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1993, cat. no. 15.Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, the... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A pair of black lacquer chopsticks, Northern Song Dynasty

A pair of black lacquer chopsticks, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the long slender sticks delicately carved with a ribbed section at the grip and a tapered conical tip, the lustrous lacquer of deep brownish black colour; 28.5 cm., 11 1/4 in. Estimation 30,000 — 40,000 HKD Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and the Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1993, cat. no. 13.Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A painted lacquer circular dish, Western Han dynasty

A painted lacquer circular dish, Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of circular form with shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base to a shallow well and a thick flanged rim, lacquered overall in contrasting brownish-black and red lacquers, the interior with a central medallion picked out with red scrolls, below a wide band of red lacquer bearing a single character tian painted in black, and five red ‘IB’ motifs evenly scattered on two black borders encircling the interior rim, the exterior lacquered in brownish-black and... [Lire la suite]
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