05 mai 2019

A tebako [cosmetic box], Edo period, 17th century

Lot 142. A tebako [cosmetic box], Edo period, 17th century; 25.7 x 32.2 x 21.5 cm., 9 7/8  x 12 5/8  x 8 1/4  in. Estimate £200,000 — 300,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular box with rounded corners, flush-fitting cover, the wood base applied with engraved gold sheets, the top of the cover with a shaped panel of Tokugawa mon (crests) on a lattice of stylised lightning bolts (raimontsunagi) ground, the sides similarly decorated with Tokugawa mon against... [Lire la suite]
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15 août 2018

Qingbai Porcelain Cosmetic Box, China, Song dynasty, 11th – 12th century

Qingbai Porcelain Cosmetic Box, China, Song dynasty, 11th – 12th century. Diameter: 3 3/8 inches, 8.5 cm. Height: 1 3/4 inches, 4.3 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A qingbai porcelain box of eight-lobed form with raised bands around the rims. The slightly domed top is impressed with a pattern of scrolling flowers, forming three main looped decorations against a background of raised dots. The box is covered in a thin, translucent pale blue glaze, leaving the rims and base uncovered, exposing the sugary... [Lire la suite]