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]
30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning China's long and rich... [Lire la suite]
23 avril 2017

A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 140. A carved cinnabar lacquer square tray, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 17.4 cm, 6 7/8  in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   with canted incurved corners and shallow rounded sides, supported on a straight foot of corresponding shape, the interior elaborately carved with a scene depicting a group of scholars on horseback riding to a pavilion with their assistants, the landscape laden with verdant vegetation and rocky cliffs, the exterior with four sinuous writhing dragons... [Lire la suite]
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23 avril 2017

A cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 139. A cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   with shallow rounded sides supported on a short straight foot, deeply carved through  the red and black lacquer layers to the interior with ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the exterior similarly carved, the base lacquered dark brown, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 10 mai 2017, 02:00 PM
23 avril 2017

A cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 153. A cinnabar lacquer four-tiered box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.   of square section with indented corners, the cover with a figure seated below a pine tree in a terraced garden, all against a floral diapered ground and finely incised undulating lines figuring the sky, the lobed tiers with a single continuous lotus scroll, the interior and base lacquered black, all supported on a short raised foot encircled by... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2017

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

Lot 152. A carved cinnabar lacquer ovoid 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 12,000 — 16,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the box with deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, finely carved around the exterior in medium relief with a band of fruiting lychee branches reserved on a floret-diaper ground, all between narrow lappet and keyfret bands at the foot and rim, the domed cover similarly decorated, the interior and base lacquered black, Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]
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]