09 août 2014

Ming dynasty lacquerware at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Tea bowl decorated with scenes of eight children at play, China, Jiajing period (1522 - 1566), Ming dynasty (1368  - 1644), carved cinnabar lacquer, 6.3 x 11.2 cm,. Gift of Mr J.H. Myrtle 1989, 247.1989. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney Covered box decorated with lychee sprays, late 16th century, China, Jiajing period (1522 - 1566), Ming dynasty (1368  - 1644), carved cinnabar lacquer with black... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2014

A very rare and fine bracket-lobed black lacquer dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

A very rare and fine bracket-lobed black lacquer dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The bracket-lobed dish has shallow rounded sides which rise to an everted, beaded rim, and stands on a recessed, flat base. It is lacquered all over in dark brown, suffused with fine crackles. 7 in. (18 cm.) wide, Japanese fitted wood box. Estimate HK$1,500,000 - HK$2,000,000 ($194,359 - $259,145). Price Realized HK$1,840,000 ($238,358) Provenance: An Important Collection of Early Chinese Lacquer,... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2014

A black lacquer four-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century

A black lacquer four-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Decorated in gold, silver and iro-e takamaki-e with a teamaster on his hands and knees, visible from the partially-open sliding door of a snow-covered rustic tea hut, greeting his guest, shown on the reverse, as he walks along the narrow garden path paved with imperfect stones, his body humbly lowered in preparation for the experience of tea, a stone basin for ritual cleansing and ladle in the left foreground, the interior of... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A black lacquer four-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century

A black lacquer four-case inro. By a member of the Kajikawa family, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The rich roiro ground embellished with kirikane and lacquered with cock and hen pheasants among wild plants, in gold and coloured takamaki-e with hirame highlights, the interior of nashiji, signed Kajikawa saku with red pot seal Ei; with carnelian ojime and modern wood manju netsuke. 8.9cm (3½in) high. Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€3,100 - 3,700) Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2014

A black lacquer seven-case inro. By Koma Kansai, 19th century

A black lacquer seven-case inro. By Koma Kansai, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Decorated in gold and red takamaki-e, kirikane and e-nashiji with a giant ceremonial gakudaiko (drum) partially hidden behind a sumptuous brocade curtain beneath flowering branches of maple, the design of the curtain continuing on the reverse, the interior of rich nashiji, signed Koma Kansai zo. 10cm (3 7/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 €3,700 - 4,900Bonhams. FINE JAPANESE ART, London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014 -http://www.bonhams.com/
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14 mai 2014

A black lacquer four-case inro. The inro by Kajikawa Bunryusai, with a wood netsuke by Arima Tomonobu, both 19th century

A black lacquer four-case inro. The inro by Kajikawa Bunryusai, with a wood netsuke by Arima Tomonobu, both 19th century. Photo Bonhams. The roiro ground decorated in gold, kirikane, togidashi maki-e and iro-e takamaki-e with the Bodhisattva Jizo holding a shakujo (Buddhist staff) and wearing a large lotus leaf on his head fording the Sanzukawa (River of Three Crossings), accompanied by Emma-O, God of Hell, holding a bamboo rod, a willow tree on the shore, the trailing branches of willow continuing on the reverse, the... [Lire la suite]


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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