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]

12 juillet 2020

A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer 'pomegranate' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425)

Lot 110. A superbly carved cinnabar lacquer 'pomegranate' box and cover, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425); 31.5 cm, 12 3/8  in. Estimate 16,000,000 — 18,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 15,055,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the cover masterfully carved in deep relief through the thick layers of red lacquer to the ochre-yellow ground with a large blooming pomegranate flower in the centre surrounded by further blossoms and buds in various stages... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2020

A rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Yongle incised six-character mark and of the period (1403-1425

Lot 1861. A rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Yongle incised six-character mark and of the period (1403-1425); 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 600,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 884,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The top surface of the cover crisply carved in deep relief through thick red lacquer with three large peony blossoms with loosely open petals, surrounded by buds and overlapping leaves with curled edges, the sides of the box and cover... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425)

Lot 3649. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425);18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,375,000 HKD (609,915 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with beaded edges, the right foot resting on an individual lotus issuing from the base, depicted with the hands held in varada and vitarkamudra, the face rendered with a benevolent expression... [Lire la suite]