25 mai 2019

A carved black lacquer ‘floral’ rectangular scroll tray, Late Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 2903. A carved black lacquer ‘floral’ rectangular scroll tray, Late Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 13 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. (34 cm. x 15.5 cm.). Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000 (USD 192,078 - USD 256,104). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The long tray is exquisitely carved to the centre with three lotus blooms encircled by elegant scrolling leafy vines, the border is carved with further scrolling leaves bearing large blossoming camellias. The reverse is deeply carved with a classic... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2019

A rare carved black lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot1126. A rare carved black lacquer circular dish, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 7 ¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The interior well carved with two three-clawed dragons separated by the long, rippling ends of two bows "tied" either side of the narrow, raised, petal border encircling the central diaper medallion, all amidst a dense ground of leafy lotus scroll, the design repeated on the exterior with the addition of two ribbon-tied endless knots that separate... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A carved black lacquer circular dish, China, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century

Lot 1124. A carved black lacquer circular dish, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th century. 12 7/8 in. (32.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The shallow dish well carved with two long-tailed birds in flight amidst a leafy branch bearing four large camellia blossoms and buds, the exterior encircled by a band of xiangcao scroll, a later-added six-character inscription written in red on the base, cloth box. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Note: The... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A rare black lacquer bracket-lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1643. A rare black lacquer bracket-lobed dish, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The elegant dish raised on a shallow foot ring is formed by eight petal-shaped bracket lobes encircling the slightly sunken center and is covered overall with an attractive brownish-black lacquer, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: The Lee Family Collection.Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection, Part II;... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2019

Christie's announces details of lots included in the sale of The Private Collection of Florence and Herbert Irving

  Florence and Herbert Irving. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced final details of the most anticipated auction for the Spring season of Asian Art: the sale of the private collection of Florence and Herbert Irving. Aptly titled Lacquer • Jade • Bronze • Ink: The Irving Collection, the sales pay homage to the materials the Irvings spent their lives studying and collecting. The collection will be sold across an Evening Sale on March 20 and a Day Sale on March 21, with a complementary... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2018

A black lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid side table, tiaozhu, circa 17th century

Lot 34. A black lacquer and mother-of-pearl-inlaid side table, tiaozhu, circa 17th century. H.: 86.5 cm. (34 in.) ; L.: 184.5 cm. (72 5/8 in.) ; P.: 58.7 cm. (23 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000. Price realised EUR 20,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. De section rectangulaire, les renforts de forme géométrique, les pieds légèrement recourbés à la base, recouverte d'une couche de laque noire rehaussée des incrustations de nacre ; restaurations. Christie's. C'est... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2018

A black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 250. A black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 7 1/4  in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. delicately constructed with the sides sweeping upward in an elegant, everted curvature, six evenly spaced ridges radiating around the cavetto for a foliate effect, a thin raised lip around the rim, the base slightly recessed, coated allover in brownish-black lacquer thinning at the raised areas, Japanese wood box (3). Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York,... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2018

A black lacquer tea bowl stand, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 207. A black lacquer tea bowl stand, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 6 1/4  in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2018. fine-walled, the cylindrical foot flaring at the base and supporting a broad circular tray upturning at the rim, the globular stand affixed atop the tray and open at the interior forming a hollow column from the rim to the foot, evenly coated allover with lacquer the color of black coffee, gilt at the edges, Japanese wood box (3). Sotheby's. Important Chinese... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A very rare mallow-shaped black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2103. A very rare mallow-shaped black lacquer dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The cavetto formed with seven overlapping S-shaped petals encircling the slightly sunken central medallion, the exterior of conforming floral shape, raised on a short foot ring, the base impressed with a square sealmark in red lacquer, against an attractive brownish-black lacquer covering the... [Lire la suite]
29 mars 2018

A rare black lacquer corner-leg altar table, Ming dynasty

Lot 3042. A rare black lacquer corner-leg altar table, Ming dynasty; 90.8 by 153.7 by 35.8 cm, 35 3/4  by 60 1/2  by 14 1/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,800,000 HKD (153,480 - 230,220 USD). Lot sold 2,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 the plain rectangular top with curved ends, elegantly extending downwards to panelled legs terminating in scrolled feet, covered overall in a thin layer of lustrous black-brown lacquer with characteristic parallel crazing. Note: The... [Lire la suite]