15 septembre 2021

A repoussé silver 'lotus' box and cover, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty (907-1126)

  Lot 40. A repoussé silver 'lotus' box and cover, Five Dynasties - Northern Song dynasty (907-1126). Diameter 2¼ in., 5.7 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 of compressed cushion form, the shallow domed cover decorated with continuous lotus blossoms and foliate scrolls against a punched ground, the straight sides with bands of classic scroll. Provenance: Christie's London, 13th November 2001, lot 79. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2020

A superbly carved celadon-glazed 'lotus' box and cover, Korea, Koryo dynasty

Lot 5054. A superbly carved celadon-glazed 'lotus' box and cover, Korea, Koryo dynasty (935-1392); 9 cm, 3 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD. Sold for 375,000 HKD (44,370 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the top of the cover delicately carved with subtle steps of overlapping layers of petals radiating from a central bloom, each petal intricately combed with fine incisions, all above straight sides detailed with a geometric band repeated on the straight sides of the... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2020

A fine white jade 'lotus' box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 92. A fine white jade 'lotus' box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 8.7cm (3 3/8in) diam. Estimate: £ 10,000-15,000. Sold for £ 20,000 (€ 22,330). © Bonhams The flawless stone of a lustrous pale tone with rounded sides rising from a short recessed foot, intricately carved in relief to the dome-shaped cover with a central medallion enclosing two lotus flower heads borne on scrolling tendrils issuing curling acanthus leaves, the interior well hollowed.  Provenance: acquired from... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2019

A Yue celadon 'Lotus' box and cover, Five dynasties-Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 307. A Yue celadon 'Lotus' box and cover, Five dynasties-Song dynasty (907-1279); 10.5 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 HKD. Lot sold 68,750HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the box supported on a splayed foot, the cover decorated with a lotus bloom, applied overall with an olive-green glaze. Property from the Xinyangtang Collection. Provenance: Tai Sing Fine Antiques Ltd, Hong Kong, 28th January 2000. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 may 2019 - 31 may 2019
22 mars 2018

A finely carved white glass 'Lotus' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century 

Lot 2148. A finely carved white glass 'Lotus' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 2 13/16 in. (7.2 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 220,000. Price realised HKD 325,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012  The circular cover is carved with a quatrefoil cartouche enclosing lotus seeds in the middle surrounded by lotus petals extending to the rounded sides of the box. The base of the box is inscribed with a Qianlong six-character mark. The material is of a semi-translucent... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2018

A Qingbai 'Lotus' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 532. A Qingbai 'Lotus' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 4 in. (10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 28,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The box and cover are potted with high, rounded sides incised with overlapping lotus petals, and the cover is surmounted by a lotus pod-form finial incised on the flat top with seeds. The box and cover are covered inside and out with a pale blue glaze pooling in the recesses, except for the base and the inner rim of... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2017

A small Chinese cloisonné enamel 'lotus' box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 509. From the property of Mary Duchess of Roxburghe. A small Chinese cloisonné enamel 'lotus' box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795). Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the rounded sides rising from a short spreading foot, brightly enamelled with lotus strapwork reserved on a turquoise ground, the domed cover similarly decorated, the interior and base gilt, the base inscribed with a four-character reign mark and shou... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2016

A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 171. A cloisonné enamel 'lotus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. of circular form, the cover enameled at the center with a medallion enclosing a single lotus bloom reserved against a dark blue ground, bordered by a composite floral scroll with the flower heads picked out in yellow, red, white, green and blue enamel against a turquoise-blue ground, the sides with further composite scrolls on a dark blue ground, the rims and interiors gilt... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2015

A carved circular cinnabar lacquer 'Lotus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century

A carved circular cinnabar lacquer 'Lotus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the box and cover both of domed form, well carved through the multiple layers of cinnabar lacquer with central hexagonal lotus seed pods framed by an interlocking lozenge band, the sides of the cover and box carved with stylized lotus petals, the interiors lacquered black (2). Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm Notes: Boxes of the same size and design can be found... [Lire la suite]