22 avril 2014

A black lacquer writing box decorated with painted gold lacquer showing an Imperial Dragon en face, China, Qianlong period

A black lacquer writing box decorated with painted gold lacquer showing an Imperial Dragon en face, China, Qianlong period. Photo Nagel. Square box with silk interior. Traces of age, few cracks, edges partly chipped, stains of top of the cover. 30,5x27,5x4,5 cm. Estimate 2500/3500 € Compare also with a Qianlong example, illustrated in Qing Legacies, The Sumptuous Art of Imperial Packaging, The MacauMuseum of Art, Exhib.cat., Macau, December 2000, no.24,p. 99. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst". 8.5.2014 -... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2014

A black lacquer spoon, Northern Song Dynasty

A black lacquer spoon, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's elegantly shaped with a slender shallow scoop and an arched rounded handle flattening at the end, the lustrous lacquer of deep black colour; 25.6 cm., 10 1/8 in. Estimation 50,000 — 70,000 HKD Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and the Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1993, cat. no. 15.Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of Chinese Studies, the... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A pair of black lacquer chopsticks, Northern Song Dynasty

A pair of black lacquer chopsticks, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's the long slender sticks delicately carved with a ribbed section at the grip and a tapered conical tip, the lustrous lacquer of deep brownish black colour; 28.5 cm., 11 1/4 in. Estimation 30,000 — 40,000 HKD Exposition: 2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer. Oriental Ceramic Society of Hong Kong and the Art Gallery, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1993, cat. no. 13.Layered Beauty: The Baoyizhai Collection of Chinese Lacquer, Art Museum, Institute of... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A set of three black lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty

A set of three black lacquer 'Ear cups', Western Han dynasty. Photo Sotheby's each of elliptical form, delicately constructed with deep rounded sides supported on a slightly raised oval base, set with a pair of rounded 'ear'-shaped handles, the interior lacquered in pale brown and finely incised with a different mythical animal, two felines and a deer, each with spotted fur and a feathery tail striding among 'C' scrolls within a plain oval border divided by thin hatched lines and further repeated on the edges of the handles; 14 in.... [Lire la suite]
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06 avril 2014

A carved black lacquer table top, Warring States Period

A carved black lacquer table top, Warring States Period. Photo Sotheby's the curved slab carved with two rectangular integral ends detailed with scrolls resembling the eyes of mythical beasts, the top surface further incised with two panels framed by clustered geometric motifs evoking stylised taotie masks along the edges and down the centre, the underside with six mortises at each end for fitting upright legs with tenons and four further tenons in the slab for secondary legs fitted diagonally to provide reinforcement, lacquered in... [Lire la suite]
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16 mars 2014

An important and extremely rare, Huanghuali, Nanmu, and black lacquer single plank pedestal table, 'jiajian', Ming dynasty (1368

An important and extremely rare, Huanghuali, Nanmu, and black lacquer single plank pedestal table, 'jiajian', Ming dynasty (1368-1644), late 16th century. Photo courtesy Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Ltd. 90 cm. high; 308 cm. wide; 53 cm. deep The nanmu plank top very thickly lacquered on both sides, displaying attractive ‘snake belly’ crackle throughout, trimmed on all four sides with a strip of huanghuali. Supported by a pair of huanghuali pedestals of elegantflush sided construction, each floating above very small recessed... [Lire la suite]


03 octobre 2013

London Asian Art Week this November: Beautiful and rare works announced at Christie's

A magnificent Qianlong spinach green jade brush pot. Estimate: £250,000-350,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2013.  LONDON.- Christie's Asian Art sales in London this autumn will take place between 5 and 8 November, presenting the market with a strong array of beautiful and rare works with important provenance, many of which are offered fresh to the market for the first time in many decades. The sales include: Arts of the Carver and Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 5 November at King Street; and at South Kensington:... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2013

Round Dish With Pommel Scrolls. China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 15th–16th century

Round Dish With Pommel Scrolls. China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644), 15th–16th century. Carved black lacquer with red layers (tixi), 13 7/8 in. diameter (35.2 cm diameter). AP 1993.03. Kimbell Art Museum © 2013 Kimbell Art Museum Carved, “marbled” lacquer (tixi), a variety unique to China, was made from at least the Song dynasty (A.D. 960–1279) onwards. In this labor-intensive technique, several layers of thin lacquer in varying colors are applied to a wood substratum, each layer being left to harden... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2013

A black lacquer mother-of-pearl inlaid table stand. China, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century

A black lacquer mother-of-pearl inlaid table stand. China, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century. Photo Florence Number Nine An extraordinary small table with a flat surface, lateral rounded bands with shell-shaped carving, and curved feet containing a red lacquered globe. The whole surface is covered with black lacquer on which numerous tiny mother-of-pearl flakes create a decoration with figures, glimpses of landscape, geometric and plant patterns. Note that some inlay works are missing. 20,4 x 82 x... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2013

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black-lacquered Libation Cup, Kangxi, 1662-1722

A mother-of-pearl inlaid black-lacquered Libation Cup, Kangxi, 1662-1722. Photo courtesy Sworders with Daoists in a garden between rocks, bamboo, maple and a summerhouse, the rim with zigzag, the interior lined with silver, strips missing, some wear, 10.5cm. Estimated Price: £200 - £300 Sworders Fine Art Auctionners. Tue 23rd April 2013. http://www.sworder.co.uk


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