03 août 2018

A carved cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 552. A carved cinnabar lacquer quatrelobed dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Length 8 5/8  in., 21.8 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the interior boldly carved with a scene depicting the encounter of Diao Chan, Lu Bu and Dong Zhuo at the Feng Yi pavilion from the 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms', surrounded by a border of continuous scrolling lotus flowers, repeated on the underside above a band of key-fret scroll around the conforming foot, Japanese wood box... [Lire la suite]

03 août 2018

A carved 'Birds and Flower' cinnabar lacquer dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 547. A carved 'Birds and Flower' cinnabar lacquer dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Diameter 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of shallow circular form supported on a short footring, elegantly carved through a layer of deep cinnabar-red lacquer to reveal the olive-green beneath, the interior depicting two long-tailed birds soaring and plunging amidst full peony blooms, the birds with outstretched wings gently incised with delicate... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 476. A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; .6 cm, 2 1/4  in. Estimate 90,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 118,750 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the domed cover and the box crisply carved with flower blooms wreathed in dense foliage, the interior and the recessed base lacquered reddish-brown, the base incised with a Yongle mark. Note: Lacquer boxes of this small delicate size were generally used for keeping rouge or as incense box to hold aromatic pellets and... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 2909. A carved cinnabar lacquer ‘peony’ box and cover, Ming dynasty, early 15th century; 5 13/16 in. (15 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 687,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The top of the cover is carved through the red lacquer to an ochre ground with a single peony blossom surrounded by leaves and buds. The sides of the box and cover are similarly carved with a mixed floral frieze comprising blossoming peony and chrysanthemum. The interiors and the... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2018

A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' dish, Second half 14th century

Lot 8. A rare carved cinnabar lacquer 'peony' dish, Second half 14th century; 18cm (7 1/8in) diam. (3). Estimate 750,000 - 1,000,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 937,500 (€ 102,622) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 With shallow rounded sides resting on a short foot, the interior exquisitely carved in deep relief through the thick red lacquer with three large peony blossoms, the large furled petals enclosing the meticulously carved floral-diapered stamens, all amidst dense foliage of large leaves and... [Lire la suite]
18 avril 2018

A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 2863. A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer ‘chun’ box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 38,5 cm, 14 1/8 in. Estimate 5,000,000 — 7,000,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2008.  the cover superbly carved in deep layers of varying relief through four layers of colour, the top surface carved with a large chun ('spring') character rising above a bowl filled with auspicious emblems, reserved against red, green and yellow radiating waves, the character centred... [Lire la suite]

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