22 avril 2016

A fine and rare pair of stemcups, China, Jiajing-Wanli period

Lot 7. A fine and rare pair of stemcups, China, Jiajing-Wanli period. Estimate 15 000-25 000 €. Photo Nagel with cinnabar lacquer decor of peach twigs and flowers, the high relief peach decor on the bowls of the two stemcups is above a ground composed by tiny squares with eight pointed rosettes inside, the shaft of the cups is decorated instead of the peach with two pomegranate flowers, and the bottom of the cups is bordered by large lotus flower leaves, the inside and the base are covered with thin,... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2016

A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'mallet' vase, early Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 1. A very rare cinnabar lacquer 'mallet' vase, early Ming dynasty, 15th century. Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($21,225 - $28,300). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The body and neck of the vase are densely carved with various floral sprays including peony, chrysanthemum and camellia, below a key-fret border encircling the mouth rim. The dark brown base is incised with a six-character Da Ming Yongle nian zhi mark. 6 ¼ in. (16 cm.) high Provenance: The collection of Mrs M. Legrand (1883-1978),... [Lire la suite]
04 avril 2016

Two carved cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 169. Two carved cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Estimate HK$70,000 – HK$90,000 ($9,067 - $11,657). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 One is carved on the circular cover with lychee fruits hanging from leafy branches against a floral diaper ground, the pattern extending to the rounded sides. The other of square shape is carved with a butterfly hovering above a floral bloom, the sides of the box and cover crisply carved with keyfret pattern. Largest: 2 1/4 in. (6 cm.) wide,... [Lire la suite]
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02 avril 2016

A massive cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 3662, A massive cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' box and cover, Late Ming dynasty. Estimate 6,000,000 — 8,000,000 HKD (710,043 - 946,725 EUR). Photo Sotheby's of circular form supported on a wide foot, the flat cover superbly carved in relief with a five-clawed en facedragon encircling  a 'flaming pearl', its scaly body writhing amid clouds above turbulent rolling waves against a meticulously carved diaper ground, further encircled on... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2016

A fine cinnabar lacquer square brushpot, bitong, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

Lot 8144. A fine cinnabar lacquer square brushpot, bitong, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period. Estimate US$10,000 - 15,000 (€9,200 - 14,000). Photo Bonhams. Finely incised through deep layers of bright cinnabar lacquer with a continuous landscape scene across the four sides and chamfered corners depicting travelers greeting a farming boy riding a buffalo, a contemplative scholar accompanied by a servant with a qin, a gentleman cooling himself with a fan beside two boys playing and another... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2015

A carved circular cinnabar lacquer 'Lotus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century

A carved circular cinnabar lacquer 'Lotus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the box and cover both of domed form, well carved through the multiple layers of cinnabar lacquer with central hexagonal lotus seed pods framed by an interlocking lozenge band, the sides of the cover and box carved with stylized lotus petals, the interiors lacquered black (2). Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm Notes: Boxes of the same size and design can be found... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2015

Pair of Cinnabar Lacquer Wine Cups, Relief Décor, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Pair of Cinnabar Lacquer Wine Cups, Relief Décor, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Starting price € 10,000.00. Photo Auctionata Cinnabar red lacquer, silver mounting. Cup-shaped, deep wine cup on a narrow base rim with a sweeping mouth rim. The outer wall with a floral décor with litchi fruits and swastika ornaments in a multistage relief. Below revolving lotus leaves at the foot. The atmospheric background is implied by small, detailed geometric pattern with flowers. The upper and the lower rim with a meander... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2014

Lotus Dish, China, Yuan dynasty

Lotus Dish, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), carved cinnabar lacquer on wood, Overall - h:15.90 cm (h:6 1/4 inches). Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1918.933, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
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20 juillet 2014

Plate with Peony Decoration, late 14th-early 15th Century, China, Yuan dynasty

Plate with Peony Decoration, late 14th-early 15th Century, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), carved cinnabar lacquer on wood, Diameter - w:16.50 cm (w:6 7/16 inches). John L. Severance Collection 1977.6, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
25 mai 2014

A very rare and large carved cinnabar lacquer 'one hundred boys' rectangular box and cover

A very rare and large carved cinnabar lacquer 'one hundred boys' rectangular box and cover, with a very rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'boys' inkstone box and cover. Both 16th century. Photo: Bonhams.   The top of the cover exquisitely carved depicting a multitude of boys in various leisurely pursuits, including a few swimming in a lotus pond beneath a bridge, others beneath a pavilion and gathered in front of a screen playing instruments, surrounding one boy with a puppet, another group in procession with some carrying... [Lire la suite]