27 décembre 2019

A carved tixi cinnabar lacquer cupstand, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3502. A carved tixi cinnabar lacquer cupstand, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century; 6 1/4 in. (15.9 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price Realized HKD 687,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The hollow circular bowl is detailed on the exterior with a band of sword pommel scrolls carved through alternate layers of cinnabar-red, green, yellow, and black lacquer. The design is repeated on both sides of the tray and again on the slightly splayed foot. The interior... [Lire la suite]

27 décembre 2019

A large tixi black lacquer petal-lobed tray, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 3501. A large tixi black lacquer petal-lobed tray, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 19 1/4 in. (49 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 900,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 937,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The large five-lobed tray is well carved through alternating layers of black and red lacquer with concentric bands of sword pommel scrolls radiating from a central florette comprised of five ruyi-heads enclosing a circle. The reverse is decorated with a further band... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A rare carved brown lacquer quatrefoil tray, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 674. A rare carved brown lacquer quatrefoil tray, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 8 1/4 in. (21 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 203,150. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  Finely carved around the cavetto through the brown lacquer to the cinnabar-red ground, with four peonies borne on a leafy meander, the central undecorated medallion corresponding in shape to the lobed rim, the gently rounded sides on the exterior with a further floral scroll,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1644. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish has chamfered corners and is finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl in the recessed center with a scene of two horses behind a willow tree and rocky outcrop walking toward two attendants. The cavetto is decorated with continuous lotus scroll, and the reverse is lacquered black, silk pouch, Japanese lacquered... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2018

A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty

Lot 34. A Longquan celadon stem bowl, Late Yuan-early Ming dynasty; 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,840 - USD 6,401). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Provenance: Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 23 March 2010, lot 63 Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
15 septembre 2018

A carved Longquan celadon vase, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, mid-14th-early 15th century

Lot 1310. A carved Longquan celadon vase, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, mid-14th-early 15th century; 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The high-shouldered, tapering body is carved with a wide band of leafy flower scroll between a band of narrow, upright chrysanthemum petals below and a band of peonies on the shoulder, all under a glaze of sea-green color that also covers the interior and base and thins on the mouth... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2018

A very rare gilded and painted limestone Buddhist plaque, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century 

Lot 226. A very rare gilded and painted limestone Buddhist plaque, late Yuan-early Ming dynasty, late 14th century; 19¼ x 13½ in. (49 x 34.3 cm.). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 504,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007. The rectangular plaque finely carved in the center with Buddha Aksobhya seated indhyanasana on a waisted lotus throne draped in the center with a cloth, with right hand in bhumisparsamudra and left resting in the lap in dhyanamudra,... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2018

A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 3816. A large Longquan celadon jar and cover, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 12 in. (30.4 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 400,000. Price Realized HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Well potted with generously rounded shoulders, the convex base encircled by an unglazed foot burnt a russet color, the lotus leaf-form cover with partially upturned rim applied with a small stem-like knop, the glaze of bright blue-green tone. Note: Longquan celadon jars... [Lire la suite]
25 juillet 2017

A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 3817. A Longquan celadon carved and moulded 'Dragon' dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th century, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 200,000. Price realised HKD 400,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Sturdily potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, the center of the interior decorated in relief with a scaly four-clawed dragon leaping in pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', below scrolls carved in the well, the exterior carved with chrysanthemum petals, all... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2017

600-year-old rare lacquer dish leads Sotheby's Chinese Art Sales in London

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Lot sold 1,568,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Following an outstanding year in Chinese art, Sotheby’s Important Chinese Art auction in London on 10 May 2017 showcases a selection of notable Chinese ceramics and works of art across the disciplines of imperial porcelain, lacquer, jade and Buddhist sculpture. Skilfully crafted and spanning... [Lire la suite]