20 février 2018

An Inscribed Cinnabar Lacquer Songhua Inkstone Set, Mark and Period of Yongzheng, Dated 1724

Lot 49. An Inscribed Cinnabar Lacquer Songhua Inkstone Set, Mark and Period of Yongzheng, Dated 1724; 12.9 cm., 5 1/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000 HKD. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 of circular form with straight sides supported on five short narrow feet, the cover with a slightly raised top finely incised and gilt with a twelve-column inscription titled Shiyan fu ('Ode to ink stone') and dated to the ninth day of the ninth month of... [Lire la suite]

20 février 2018

A Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Wanli, Dated in Accordance with 1595

Lot 46. A Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Wanli, Dated in Accordance with 1595: 9.5 by 29.3 by 29.3 cm., 3 3/4  by 11 1/2  by 11 1/2  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,200,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's 2014 of square form with slightly bombé sides and cusped corners, all supported on a square foot, deftly carved in varied levels of relief through layers of rich cinnabar lacquer to the ocher ground below, the cover with a... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

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

Lot 999. A finely carved cinnabar lacquer octafoil box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 12. 5/8 in. (32.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The top of the cover is deeply carved within an octafoil panel to depict a rocky landscape scene in which Shoulao carries a tray of peaches and walks with another immortal on the riverbank, and a further immortal walks with his attendants holding a double gourd across a bridge.... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

A fine and large pair of carved cinnabar lacquer vases with figural scenes from the Sanguo yanyi, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

Lot 301. A fine and large pair of carved cinnabar lacquer vases with figural scenes from the Sanguo yanyi (The History of the Three Realms) in the medallions, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820). H. 61,7 cm. Estimate 20.000/30.000 €. Lot sold 50.000 €. Courtesy Nagel Very slightly chipped. Provenance: Property from an old German private collection, bought in the 1980s. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.2017
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]