02 avril 2014

A rare set of 'Qiangjin' lacquer sutra covers, Ming dynasty, Yongle period

A rare set of 'Qiangjin' lacquer sutra covers, Ming dynasty, Yongle period. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular section, each with a recessed horizontal panel set within a raised framed, finely incised and gilt in the qiangjin technique with a central canopied vase issuing a flaming cintamani emblem and leafy scrolls, each wreathing one of the bajixiang, one cover with the Wheel of Law (fa lun), the Parasol (gai), the Twin Fish (yu) and the Vase (guan), the other with Standard of Victory (san), the Conch (luo), the Lotus (hehua) and... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Four Favourites' box and cover, Incised mark and period of Yongle

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Four Favourites' box and cover, Incised mark and period of Yongle. Photo Sotheby's the flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with a scene of the 'Four Favourites' depicting the Song philosopher Zhou Dunyi seated on the terrace of an opulent pavilion by the edge of a lake, fanning himself looking at a lotus pond and a crane while two servants in the kitchen prepare a meal, the scene surrounded by various trees, shrubs and rocks beneath a tall gnarled pine tree and... [Lire la suite]

02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period.

A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period. Photo Sotheby's the bowl with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, all supported on a splayed stem with a sealed flat base, deftly and deeply carved through thick layers of rich red lacquer to the ochre ground below with four large lotus blooms wreathed in dense curling foliage, between a border of ‘classic’ scroll collaring the rim and a band of radiating petal panels encircling the base, the stem decorated with interlocked floral scrolls centred with a... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Four Favourites' dish, Incised mark and period of Yongle

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Four Favourites' dish, Incised mark and period of Yongle. Photo Sotheby's with shallow everted sides rising to a six-lobed rim, supported on a thin tapered footring of conforming section, deftly carved through rich layers of cinnabar lacquer to the ochre-yellow ground below, the interior with a six-lobed medallion depicting the Song scholar Zhou Dunyi eating at a table inside a storeyed pavilion, watching one of his attendants picking lotus in a pond while another carries a wine ewer towards him, all... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A small carved cinnabar lacquer 'Camellia' box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

A small carved cinnabar lacquer 'Camellia' box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Photo Sotheby's of circular form with gently rounded sides supported on a slightly recessed base and fitted with a domed cover, exquisitely carved overall through thick layers of red lacquer to the ochre ground below with a large camellia blossom wreathed in dense foliage, the interior and the base lacquered in black; diameter 4.2 cm., 1 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD Provenance: Collection of Frederick Mayer.Christie's London, 24th... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

A carved black and red guri lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century or later

A carved black and red guri lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century or later. Photo: Sotheby's of square section with straight sides on a sealed bracket-shaped base shaped with four corner feet, carved overall through alternating layers of black and red guri lacquer, the slightly domed cover with four heart-shaped pommels forming a central medallion centred with a dot and framed by six ruyi-shaped pommels and a border of key-fret on the sides, the side walls with five further ruyi-head shaped pommels arranged in... [Lire la suite]


30 mars 2014

A carved black and red guri lacquer bowlstand, Ming dynasty, 15th century

A carved black and red guri lacquer bowlstand, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Sotheby's of globular form with rounded sides collared with a six-lobed dish resembling a mallow flower, all supported on a hollow flared foot, deeply carved overall through thick layers of black and red lacquer, the foot and the bowl with five ruyi-head shaped pommels, the lobed dish with nine further pommels contained within a round lip and repeated on the underside, the layers of red lacquer appearing in two thin lines sandwiched between the... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2014

A small black and red guri lacquer seal paste box and cover and a black guri stemcup, Yuan-early Ming dynasty

A small black and red guri lacquer seal paste box and cover and a black guri stemcup, Yuan-early Ming dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's each carved through alternating layers of black and red lacquer beneath the black surface, the domed circular box and fitted cover decorated with ‘classic’ scrolls centred with a quatrefoil, the layers of red lacquer appearing in five thin lines sandwiched between the layers of black lacquer over a metal body, the interior lacquered in black, the stemcup with an everted rim and a splayed foot with a sealed... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2014

A rare cinnabar lacquer mallow-shaped figural dish, Yuan Dynasty

A rare cinnabar lacquer mallow-shaped figural dish, Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's. the shallow sides rising from a low foot to an eight-lobed rim resembling petals of a mallow flower, the interior deftly carved in varied layers of relief with two scholars carrying baskets crossing a bridge en route to a doorway behind two large tree trunks, greeted by two ladies looking out from within the doorway at the scholars, the landscape arboured with jagged slopes and two tall, blossoming pine trees with gnarled trunks, all surrounded... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2014

A small 'tixi' lacquer round box and cover, Ming Dynasty

A small 'tixi' lacquer round box and cover, Ming Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of cushion form, carved in alternating layers of red and black, both the cover and box carved with an allover scroll pattern arranged geometrically, the interior black lacquered (2).Diameter 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm. Estimation 5,000 — 7,000 USD Provenance: Norman Hurst (1944-2011), Cambridge, Massachusetts. Exposition: On loan to Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts from 1991-2011. Sotheby's.Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art.New York | 18... [Lire la suite]
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