02 mars 2019

A circular Blue and white 'hundred boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 760. A circular Blue and white 'hundred boys' box and cover, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 8 7/8 in., 22.7 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 66,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the domed cover painted in vibrant tones of underglaze-blue with an elderly man seated in front of a decorative screen raising a aloft an open book as if about to read to a group of small boys, while other boys scamper about the fenced garden pavilion flying a kite, acting or playing... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2016

A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

Lot 3203. A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the flat top surface deftly carved and incised in high relief through the rich red cinnabar lacquer with the 'Hundred Boys' at play in a fenced garden in front of a pavilion, a group performing a dragon dance while others parade with  lanterns and puppets, under a... [Lire la suite]