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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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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