23 septembre 2021

A cinnabar lacquer cylindrical 'Official' brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 190. A cinnabar lacquer cylindrical 'Official' brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 11 1/4in (28.2cm) long overall. Estimate US$ 2,500 - US$ 4,500. Sold for US$ 1,530. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Extremely well carved in deep dense relief in a continuous scenes around the stem and cover with a group of birds with out-stretched wings amidst peony sprays, the decoration mirrored on the cover and each bordered with key-pattern and diaper cell bands, the brush further carved... [Lire la suite]