23 novembre 2021

A rare cinnabar lacquer carved three-tiered double-lozenge-shaped box, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 309. A rare cinnabar lacquer carved three-tiered double-lozenge-shaped box, cover and stand, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 31cm (12 1/8in) wide. Sold for £ 16,500 (€ 19,599) (Est: £8,000 - £12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cover meticulously carved with two five-clawed writhing dragons in pursuit of a flaming pearl in the form of a stylised Shou character, on a ground of swirling waves, all within key-fret borders, the straight sides of the boxes and cover decorated with six cartouches enclosing... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2021

A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, 17th century

Lot 3664. A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, 17th century; 24.7 cm. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's the flat upper surface carved with a scholar seated under a large pine tree with a curved ruyi stalk in his hand with two attendants nearby, the landscape laden with jagged cliffs and rockwork, all against a diapered ground, the straight sides deftly carved with a composite floral scroll including prunus,... [Lire la suite]
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]
22 octobre 2021

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer oval lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 3660. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer oval lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 21.5 cm. Lot sold: 352,800 HKD (Estimate: 280,000 - 350,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's of oval lobed form, the shallow rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, the interior naturalistically carved with Wang Xizhi resting in a pavilion while looking out at a goose, the luxuriant landscape with large overhanging trees, the cavetto with a composite floral band, the exterior with a broad 'classic' scroll band, the... [Lire la suite]
23 septembre 2021

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

Lot 191. A cinnabar lacquer cylindrical 'bird and peony' brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 8 1/2in (21.6cm) long. Estimate US$ 3,000 - US$ 5,000. Sold for US$ 3,187. © Bonhams 2001-2021 Carved in low relief to a yellow-brown ground with a long-tailed bird amidst peony sprays coiling around the stem of the brush, the cover with further peony sprays, each bordered with key-pattern bands, the ends of the brush and cover with a single prunus flower head. Property from... [Lire la suite]
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]

23 septembre 2021

A cinnabar lacquer small cylindrical box and cover, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 187. A cinnabar lacquer small cylindrical box and cover, Late Ming dynasty, 16th century; 3 1/4in (8.2cm) diameter, cloth wrap, Japanese wood box. Estimate US$ 2,500 - US$ 4,500. Sold for US$ 1,530. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The cylindrical cover very deeply carved in unusal high relief with a coastal or lakeside scene with a figure crossing a bridge to a group of buildings in which sit two further figures, all set amongst rocky outcrops and trees receeding to the distance with a small hut on a... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2021

Ming dynasty Lacquerware sold at Bonhams London 7 June 2021

  Lot 562. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, 16th century; 12.6cm (5in) wide. Estimate: 3,000 GBP - 5,000 GBP. Sold for £ 2,805 (€ 3,272). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The rectangular top carved with a scholar flanked by a deer, standing on a lake shore with his boy attendant offering an official's cap, the shore dotted with luxuriant plants and rocks, the ground and water finely picked out with variations of cell-pattern grounds, the sides of the box and cover with leafy branches of cherry blossoms on... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2021

Ming dynasty Lacquerware sold at Christie's, Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 27 may - 11 june 2021

Lot 3140. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 31⁄4 in. (8.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Lot 3152. Two lacquer boxes and an aloeswood washer; lacquer boxes, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 31⁄4 in. (8.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 56,250. © Christie's... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2021

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

Lot 16. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Diameter 6 cm, 2 3/8 in. Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's the circular domed box and cover each profusely carved with a leafy peony spray, the interior lacquered black. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, London, 12 May 2021