06 avril 2014

An incised lacquer inkstone set, Western Han dynasty

  An incised lacquer inkstone set, Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's of rectangular section with rounded corners, the interior of the box with two rectangular recesses to fit in the inkstone slab and grinding stone and the cover pierced with a circular opening for the knob of the grinding, the slab stone polished on one side and left rough on the underside, the top of the grinding stone lacquered in black and finely incised with a bear, the exterior of the box and cover lacquered in brownish black and further incised with... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A pair of painted lacquer cups, Western Han dynasty

A pair of painted lacquer cups, Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each delicately constructed with deep rounded sides tapering towards a flat foot, the exterior lacquered in black and further painted in pale brown and red lacquer, one cup with a double-dragon, the other with a double-phoenix, between a band of knotted geometric motifs at the rim and a row of ‘S’-scrolls encircling the base, the interior lacquered in red; 12.2 and 12.5 cm, 4 3/4 and 4 7/8 in. Estimation 80,000 — 120,000 HKD Exposition: Layered Beauty: The... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A pair of painted lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty

A pair of painted lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each of elliptical form, delicately constructed with deep rounded sides supported on a flat base, set with a pair of crescent-moon shaped handles set at a slight angle, the delicate wood body covered on the exterior, ears and interior rim with a pale brownish-black lacquer, the interior with a red lacquer, one cup inscribed on the interior with a five-character mark in clerical script da Weicaichi yong ('for the use of elder Weicaichi'), the other... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A black and red painted lacquer 'Ear cup', Warring States Period

A black and red painted lacquer 'Ear cup', Warring States Period. Photo Sotheby's of elliptical form, with deep rounded sides supported on a flat base, flanked by a pair of 'butterfly-wing' shaped ears set at a low angle, the exterior, ears and interior rim lacquered in black with red-painted specks on the handles and rim and stylized bird’s heads on the interior mouth, the interior lacquered in red; 17.6 cm., 6 7/8 in. Estimation 40,000 — 60,000 HKD Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2014

A set of three black lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty

A set of three black lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each of elliptical form, delicately constructed with deep rounded sides supported on a slightly raised oval base, set with a pair of rounded 'ear'-shaped handles, the interior lacquered in pale brown and finely incised with a different mythical animal, two felines and a deer, each with spotted fur and a feathery tail striding among 'C' scrolls within a plain oval border divided by thin hatched lines and further repeated on the edges of the handles; 14 in.... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A carved black lacquer table top, Warring States Period

A carved black lacquer table top, Warring States Period. Photo Sotheby's the curved slab carved with two rectangular integral ends detailed with scrolls resembling the eyes of mythical beasts, the top surface further incised with two panels framed by clustered geometric motifs evoking stylised taotie masks along the edges and down the centre, the underside with six mortises at each end for fitting upright legs with tenons and four further tenons in the slab for secondary legs fitted diagonally to provide reinforcement, lacquered in... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2014

A large carved red lacquer brush handle with cap, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A large carved red lacquer brush handle with cap, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo Sotheby's the slender tubular handle deftly carved in varied levels of relief with a figural scene of scholars and attendants on rocky shores against a ground of waves and floral diapers, one standing holding a fan, another carrying a qin zither, all below a slender overhanging pine bearing clusters of needles and a storeyed pavilion in the distance, the socket containing the hair collared with pointed lappets enclosing floral diapers, the terminal... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer bowlstand, Ming dynasty, 16th century or earlier

A carved cinnabar lacquer bowlstand, Ming dynasty, 16th century or earlier. Photo Sotheby's the hollow globular bowl with rounded sides collared by a circular dish, supported on a hollow flared foot, carved overall with a variety of lush blossoms and attendant buds wreathed in their corresponding foliage, including chrysanthemum, magnolia and camellia around the bowl, peony, chrysanthemum and prunus on the upper side of the dish and a repeat of all six flowers on the underside, all wreathed in lush foliage contained within the... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved red, yellow, green and black lacquer 'Qilin' dish, Incised mark and period of Jiajing

A carved red, yellow, green and black lacquer 'Qilin' dish, Incised mark and period of Jiajing. Photo Sotheby's of circular form with shallow everted sides supported on a ribbed tapered foot, finely carved in varied levels of relief revealing multiple layers of red, yellow, black and green lacquer, the interior with a qilin galloping above cragged rocks, bamboo shoots and a cluster of yellow lingzhi set between a large gnarled pine and a lush plantain, and a among three scattered auspicious items, its dragon head turned sharply... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Prunus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Prunus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Photo Sotheby's of circular form with gently rounded sides supported on a slightly recessed base, the fitted domed cover carved in deep relief with a flowering branch of prunus against a ground of finely incised waves, the interior and the base lacquered in black; 4.8 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD Note: For a slightly larger 16th century cinnabar lacquer box in the British Museum, carved with birds amidst prunus, see Harry Garner,... [Lire la suite]


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