29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer brush, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3216. A carved cinnabar lacquer brush, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 22 cm., 8 5/8  in.. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 225,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s. the slender tubular handle deftly carved in varying levels of relief with a figural scene of scholars and attendants on rocky shores against a ground of waves and floral diapers, one carrying a qin (zither) and another resting next to a plant, their attendants standing nearby, one making tea and another holding a... [Lire la suite]

29 juillet 2017

A finely carved Ming cinnabar lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 3876. A finely carved Ming cinnabar lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 10 1/8 in. (25.8 cm.) overall. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 175,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The cylindrical shaft well-carved in high relief with leafy prunus branches bearing blossoms and buds, the cover similarly carved with the addition of a cricket on a stalk of millet, all reserved on intricate diaper framed by keyfret bands, the ends of the cover and shaft with... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 4223. A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, 7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 125,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2012 The square tray with flaring sides is carved in the centre depicting a seated aged scholar in voluminous robes resting on the river bank under a willow tree, accompanied by a boy attendant making herbal medicine, and another boy catching fish, a crane with outspread wings flying in the sky.... [Lire la suite]
29 juillet 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period

Lot 36. A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period, 16 cm., 6 1/4  in. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 937,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the bowl with deep rounded sides rising to a flared rim, all supported on a splayed stem with a sealed flat base, deftly and deeply carved through thick layers of rich red lacquer to the ochre ground below with four large lotus blooms wreathed in dense curling foliage, between a border of ‘classic’ scroll collaring the rim and a... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

A pair of cinnabar lacquer dishes, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

  Lot 148. A pair of cinnabar lacquer dishes, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 32.8 cm, 12 15/16  in. Estimate 8,000 — 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. each on metal body and of lobed circular form, with shallow everted sides supported on a short tapered foot, carved through rich layers of cinnabar lacquer, the interior with a central peony medallion surrounded by five bats in flight and eight sprays of floral blooms and leaves, encircled... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A finely carved cinnabar lacquer lobed box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 9. A finely carved cinnabar lacquer lobed box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795), 7 in. (18 cm.) wide. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000 (USD 10,360 - USD 15,540). Price realised GBP 10,625 (USD 13,749). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The top of the cover is delicately carved with an idyllic scene depicting a lady and her attendant on board a small boat loaded with peaches, crossing a lake and being watched by scholar and his attendant. The sides are decorated with five cartouches, each finely carved with... [Lire la suite]

30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning China's long and rich... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 140. A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 17.4 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   with canted incurved corners and shallow rounded sides, supported on a straight foot of corresponding shape, the interior elaborately carved with a scene depicting a group of scholars on horseback riding to a pavilion with their assistants, the landscape laden with verdant vegetation and rocky cliffs, the exterior with four sinuous writhing dragons... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2017

A cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 139. A cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   with shallow rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, deeply carved through  the red and black lacquer layers to the interior with ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the exterior similarly carved, the base lacquered dark brown, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
23 avril 2017

A cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 153. A cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   of square section with indented corners, the cover with a figure seated below a pine tree in a terraced garden, all against a floral diapered ground and finely incised undulating lines figuring the sky, the lobed tiers with a single continuous lotus scroll, the interior and base lacquered black, all supported on a short raised foot encircled by... [Lire la suite]