16 octobre 2022

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'bird and flower' tray, Yuan dynasty

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 21. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'bird and flower' tray, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); d. 26.3 cm. Lot sold: 2,772,000 HKD (Estimate: 1,500,000 - 2,500,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of circular form, the interior carved through layers of red lacquer to the ochre ground with a pair of birds soaring with outstretched wings amidst chrysanthemum blooms wreathed in profuse foliage, the underside carved with a floral scroll, the... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2022

A superbly carved large cinnabar lacquer 'peony' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongle

 The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 5. A superbly carved large cinnabar lacquer 'peony' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1424); d. 31.5 cm, overall h. 9 cm. Lot sold: 7,560,000 HKD (Estimate: 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 of circular form, superbly carved on the top and around the sides through thick layers of red lacquer to reveal the ochre-yellow ground, the flat top carved with five large peony... [Lire la suite]
07 juillet 2022

Boîte hexagonale couverte en laque rouge sculptée, Chine, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368)

Lot 50. Boîte hexagonale couverte en laque rouge sculptée, Chine, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368). Longueur : 29 cm. (11 3⁄8 in.). Price realised EUR 52,920 (Estimate EUR 40,000 – EUR 60,000). © Christie's 2022 Elle est ornée au centre de son couvercle d'un paon debout sur un rocher percé fleuri de pivoines près d'un prunus en fleurs dans une réserve hexagonale. L'aile du couvercle et de la partie inférieure de la boîte sont chacune décorées de six réserves contenant une pivoine parmi du feuillage. Elle... [Lire la suite]
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]