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]
26 septembre 2016

A carved cinnabar lacquer 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 55. A carved cinnabar lacquer 'lychee' box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 12,951 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. Both the box and cover are carved through thick layers of cinnabar lacquer with fruiting branches bearing lychee; together with a Qianlong period carved cinnabar lacquer handle; 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Provenance: The box and cover: Acquired by the present family in Germany in 1993 The handle: Spink &... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

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

Lot 54. A carved cinnabar lacquer square box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000 (USD 19,426 - USD 25,902). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The sides of the box and cover are carved with flower branches within shaped panels and the corners are carved with eight treasures; 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) square, box Property of a German family collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
12 septembre 2016

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 346. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Yongle period (1403-1425). Estimate 250,000 — 350,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with a scene depicting two scholars on a balustrade terrace by the side of a lake, one seated in a pavilion asleep at the desk, with an attendant standing beside, the other carrying a staff and walking with an attendant, carrying a qin, with two cranes in flight... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2016

A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period

Lot 3203. A large cinnabar lacquer 'Hundred boys' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 860,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the flat top surface deftly carved and incised in high relief through the rich red cinnabar lacquer with the 'Hundred Boys' at play in a fenced garden in front of a pavilion, a group performing a dragon dance while others parade with  lanterns and puppets, under a... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2016

A finely carved cinnabar lacquer 'Mythical Animals' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3150. A finely carved cinnabar lacquer 'Mythical Animals' box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD. Lot sold 980,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, with a flat cover deeply and meticulously carved with three frolicking beasts, two fu lions and one resembling a fox possibly a huli jing, all reserved on a dense ground of fine rolling waves, the sides of the cover and the box further carved with waves,... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2016

A rare cinnabar lacquer ‘Mythical Beast’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 276. A rare cinnabar lacquer  ‘Mythical Beast’ bowl, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short foot to a flared rim, carved to the exterior with mythical beasts striding amongst cresting waves and jagged rocks above a keyfret band, the interior lined with silvered metal; 11.8 cm, 4 5/8 in. Provenance: Roger Keverne, London. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM
11 mai 2016

A cinnabar lacquer stationery box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 50. A cinnabar lacquer stationery box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's of large rectangular form, the flat upper surface with two wasps among flowering chrysanthemum blooms issuing from a large garden rock on a riverbank, two cranes perched on the opposite side with two butterflies in flight above, all against a diapered ground, the sides deftly carved through the layers with flowering peony, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]