18 avril 2017

A cinnabar lacquer carved 'Scholar' box and cover, 17th century

Lot 3655. A cinnabar lacquer carved 'Scholar' box and cover, 17th century, 6.2 cm, 2 3/8  in. 6.2 cm, 2 3/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 150,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of circular section, the cover skilfully carved with a scene depicting an elderly scholar seated on a diapered ground and gazing at a waterfall between a large pine tree and jagged cliffs, all within a wavy border repeated at the rim and countersunk base of the box, the box further encircled by a... [Lire la suite]

18 avril 2017

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

Lot 3656. A cinnabar lacquer carved 'Immortals' incense box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century, 8 cm, 3 1/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 75,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular section, the cover skilfully carved with two conversing immortals, possibly Zhongli Quan and Lü Dongbin, framed by lush vegetation and jagged rockwork, the box with branches bearing flowering prunus blooms and large leaves, encircled by ruyi cloud scrolls, all against a floral diapered... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

A cinnabar lacquer carved 'Phoenix' stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3657. A cinnabar lacquer carved 'Phoenix' stand, Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 14.6 by 48.5 by 32.5 cm, 5 3/4  by 19 by 12 3/4  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular section, the edges of the top moulding downwards and inwards to a thin beaded band, supported on a constricted waist terminating in a beaded-edged cusped apron and four cabriole ruyi legs, the top skilfully carved with a large cusped cartouche enclosing a phoenix soaring amidst large... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer scroll-shaped ink stand, mid-Ming dynasty

Lot 191. A carved cinnabar lacquer scroll-shaped ink stand, mid-Ming dynasty, 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) long, Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 6,463 - USD 10,341). Price realised HKD 75,000 (USD 9,694) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The flat top is carved with a panel depicting a figure in a fishing boat turning his head to face another figure collecting herbs on the embankment. The two curved sides are decorated with florette-diaper grounds. The underside is applied with... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 193. A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,927 - USD 19,390). Price realised HKD 100,000 (USD 12,927) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The metal-bodied box and cover are each carved with a peony blossom in the centre amidst smaller blooms and leaves. The interiors are applied with brown lacquer. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2017

A large cinnabar lacquer petal-lobed dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 194. A large cinnabar lacquer petal-lobed dish, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644), 14 1/2 in. (37 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 10,341 - USD 19,390). Price realised HKD 100,000 (USD 12,927) © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. The interior and sides are covered with red lacquer and the base is covered with a lustrous darkish-brown lacquer. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong

21 mars 2017

A cinnabar lacquer 'Scholars' box and cover, 18th-19th century

Lot 2047. A cinnabar lacquer 'Scholars' box and cover, 18th-19th century. Estimate USD 4,000 ~ 6,000. Sold for US$ 17,500 (€16,200). Photo: Bonhams. TOf rectangular form, the sides of the box completely enclosed by the tall cover, the top carved with a scene of a scholar departing on horseback with his attendant, as a lady bids farewell from the second floor of a pavilion, the tall sides each carved with a scene of an elderly scholar in various leisurely settings, all supported on an integral stand carved... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2016

A cinnabar lacquer 'dragons' quatrelobed box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 36. A cinnabar lacquer 'dragons' quatrelobed box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$ 250,000 - 350,000 (€30,000 - 42,000). © Bonhams 2001-2016 Of quatrefoil shape, finely carved on the cover with three five-clawed dragons in flight chasing a flaming pearl above turbulent waves, framed within a key-fret and leaf lappet border, the body further carved with the Eight Treasures in relief emerging from raging waves, all bordered by key-fret scrolls at the rim and foot, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]
31 octobre 2016

A rare spinach-green jade alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 26. A rare spinach-green jade alms bowl, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides deftly carved in various levels of relief with five dragons and three chilong, writhing amongst scrolling clouds, the stone of a mottled deep-green tone with black and russet-tinged inclusions skillfully incorporated into the carving, gilt-bronze stand. Quantité: 2 - 18.5 cm, 7 1/4  in.   Notes: This alms... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A large carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Jiajing incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566

Lot 56. A large carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Jiajing incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000 (USD 12,951 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sides of both the cover and box are carved with floral scrolls. The base is incised and gilt with a Jiajing six-character mark in a vertical line; 12 1/2 in. (32 cm.) diam., wood stand, box. Provenance: A. & J. Speelman, Ltd., LondonSold at Christie's... [Lire la suite]