20 mai 2022

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Shoulao and Xiwangmu' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3643. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'Shoulao and Xiwangmu' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 28.8 cm. Lot sold 504,000 HKD (Estimate : 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 the interior of the cover gilt-incised with Yaochi baohe ('precious box of the Jasper Pool'). Provenance: Collection of Mary Ritchie Bennett Fox, New Jersey, gifted in 1900 by Charles Boone, United States Navy, and thence by direct descent. Note: Compare a similar box and... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2022

A magnificent carved cinnabar lacquer 'hibiscus' dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

  Lot 61. A magnificent carved cinnabar lacquer 'hibiscus' dish, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century. Diameter 10⅝ in., 27 cm. Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD. Lot sold: 453,600 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Christie's London, 19th July 1965, lot 151. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1968-present, coll. no. M.4.25. Literature: Rose Kerr et al., Chinese Antiquities from the Wou Kiuan Collection. Wou Lien-Pai Museum, Hong Kong, 2011,... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A fine cinnabar lacquer 'Red cliff' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong

Lot 78. A fine cinnabar lacquer 'Red cliff' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18cm., 7 1/8 in. Sold 18,000 GBP (Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the circular cover finely and deeply carved with a key-fret medallion enclosing figures in a mountainous landscape scene, the straight sides of the box and cover carved with nine alternating floral medallions and pairs of bats reserved on a key-fret diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 75. A good imperial cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Sold 28,800 GBP (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the straight-sided circular box and cover profusely carved with three scaly five-clawed dragons in mutual pursuit of a flaming pearl, all amidst tumultuous foaming waves, the interior and base lacquered black, the interior of the cover inscribed longwen baohe, the base carved and gilt with a... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 77. A rare large carved cinnabar lacquer square dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 39.5cm., 15 1/2 in. Sold 180,000 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  the rounded sides with indented corners, decorated to the interior with a pair of opposing phoenix in flight, both with spread wings and finely incised feathers, hovering in front of large stems of lotus issuing from rocks, bearing ten blooms, carved in relief through the bright brick-red lacquer... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2022

A rare cinnabar lacquer 'phoenix' box and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 18. A rare cinnabar lacquer 'phoenix' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Sold 31,200 GBP (Estimate 10,000 - 20,000 GBP). © Sotheby's.  of circular form, the top and straight sides of the cover finely and deeply carved through the red lacquer to the buff ground with a pair of phoenix in flight above a leafy composite floral scroll, the sides of the box similarly carved, the base and interior lacquered black. Note: The present box is an exceptional... [Lire la suite]

18 décembre 2021

A rare carved circular cinnabar lacquer box and cover, inscised and gilt-filled Xuande six-charcter mark, probably Yongle period

Lot 278. A rare carved circular cinnabar lacquer box and cover, inscised and gilt-filled Xuande six-character mark, probably Yongle period (1403-1424). D. 14,3 cm. Sold: €45,000 (Est: €20,000 - €30,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions The flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with a scene depicting three scholars and two page boys on a balustrade terrace by the side of a lake, with a crane in flight above, the scene framed by rockwork and pine trees, with rocky islands and... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2021

A cinnabar lacquer carved 'sages' high-waisted stand, 16th century

Lot 80. A cinnabar lacquer carved 'sages' high-waisted stand, 16th century; 54.3cm (21 3/8in) high. Sold for HK$ 940,000 (€ 106,917) (Estimate  HK$ 600,000-800,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The rectangular top exquisitely carved with a sage playing qin on his lap and surrounded by three sages, rocks and trees on a fenced viewing platform against a finely carved wan-character (卍)-diaper ground, the platform set in a mountainous landscape and on a geometric-diaper ground, and supported by a... [Lire la suite]
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]