22 octobre 2021

A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century

Lot 3663. A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century; 7.7 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's of oval lobed form, the shallow rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, the interior naturalistically carved with Wang Xizhi the flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with three boys depicted frolicking in a rocky landscape arboured with pine and wutong trees, one... [Lire la suite]

24 octobre 2020

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century

Lot 3659. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century; 7 cm, 2 ¾ in. Estimate 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 277,200 HKD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the domed cover with a large peony blossom wreathed by lush foliage, the shallow sides with floral buds and blooms alternating with large leaves, the interior and base lacquered dark brown, Japanese wood box. Property from the Kaisendo Museum. Note: Another early Ming cinnabar lacquer... [Lire la suite]