20 juillet 2014

Lotus Dish, China, Yuan dynasty

Lotus Dish, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), carved cinnabar lacquer on wood, Overall - h:15.90 cm (h:6 1/4 inches). Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1918.933, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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20 juillet 2014

Plate with Peony Decoration, late 14th-early 15th Century, China, Yuan dynasty

Plate with Peony Decoration, late 14th-early 15th Century, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), carved cinnabar lacquer on wood, Diameter - w:16.50 cm (w:6 7/16 inches). John L. Severance Collection 1977.6, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.

25 mai 2014

A very rare and large carved cinnabar lacquer 'one hundred boys' rectangular box and cover

A very rare and large carved cinnabar lacquer 'one hundred boys' rectangular box and cover, with a very rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'boys' inkstone box and cover. Both 16th century. Photo: Bonhams.   The top of the cover exquisitely carved depicting a multitude of boys in various leisurely pursuits, including a few swimming in a lotus pond beneath a bridge, others beneath a pavilion and gathered in front of a screen playing instruments, surrounding one boy with a puppet, another group in procession with some carrying... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2014

An extremely rare large cinnabar lacquer 'flowers' scroll-rest. Early Ming Dynasty, 15th century

An extremely rare large cinnabar lacquer 'flowers' scroll-rest. Early Ming Dynasty, 15th century. Photo: Bonhams. The long top with two concave rounded recessions for placing scrolls, each deeply carved through layers of red lacquer depicting exquisite naturalistic flower blooms borne on undulating leafy vines, including peony, camellia, gardenia, pomegranate blossom, hibiscus, chrysanthemum, and peach blossom, with a narrow band of lingzhi scrolls in the middle, the sides similarly decorated and the large concave base also... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer bowlstand, Ming dynasty, 16th century or earlier

A carved cinnabar lacquer bowlstand, Ming dynasty, 16th century or earlier. Photo Sotheby's the hollow globular bowl with rounded sides collared by a circular dish, supported on a hollow flared foot, carved overall with a variety of lush blossoms and attendant buds wreathed in their corresponding foliage, including chrysanthemum, magnolia and camellia around the bowl, peony, chrysanthemum and prunus on the upper side of the dish and a repeat of all six flowers on the underside, all wreathed in lush foliage contained within the... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Prunus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Prunus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Photo Sotheby's of circular form with gently rounded sides supported on a slightly recessed base, the fitted domed cover carved in deep relief with a flowering branch of prunus against a ground of finely incised waves, the interior and the base lacquered in black; 4.8 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD Note: For a slightly larger 16th century cinnabar lacquer box in the British Museum, carved with birds amidst prunus, see Harry Garner,... [Lire la suite]


02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Four Favourites' box and cover, Incised mark and period of Yongle

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Four Favourites' box and cover, Incised mark and period of Yongle. Photo Sotheby's the flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with a scene of the 'Four Favourites' depicting the Song philosopher Zhou Dunyi seated on the terrace of an opulent pavilion by the edge of a lake, fanning himself looking at a lotus pond and a crane while two servants in the kitchen prepare a meal, the scene surrounded by various trees, shrubs and rocks beneath a tall gnarled pine tree and... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

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

A carved cinnabar lacquer stembowl, Ming dynasty, Yongle-Xuande period. 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 band of radiating petal panels encircling the base, the stem decorated with interlocked floral scrolls centred with a... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Four Favourites' dish, Incised mark and period of Yongle

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Four Favourites' dish, Incised mark and period of Yongle. Photo Sotheby's with shallow everted sides rising to a six-lobed rim, supported on a thin tapered footring of conforming section, deftly carved through rich layers of cinnabar lacquer to the ochre-yellow ground below, the interior with a six-lobed medallion depicting the Song scholar Zhou Dunyi eating at a table inside a storeyed pavilion, watching one of his attendants picking lotus in a pond while another carries a wine ewer towards him, all... [Lire la suite]
02 avril 2014

A small carved cinnabar lacquer 'Camellia' box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

A small carved cinnabar lacquer 'Camellia' box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Photo Sotheby's of circular form with gently rounded sides supported on a slightly recessed base and fitted with a domed cover, exquisitely carved overall through thick layers of red lacquer to the ochre ground below with a large camellia blossom wreathed in dense foliage, the interior and the base lacquered in black; diameter 4.2 cm., 1 5/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD Provenance: Collection of Frederick Mayer.Christie's London, 24th... [Lire la suite]


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