27 décembre 2010

Yuan Lacquer in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and lacquer were transformed by the coming together of artistic traditions from the north and the south, while craftsmen brought into China from other areas of the greater Mongol Empire introduced new skills to weaving and metalwork. Relative to the decorative arts of previous periods, those of the Yuan dynasty can be distinguished by a predilection for three-dimensional form and elaborate surface decoration. The... [Lire la suite]

11 novembre 2010

Important Chinese Lacquer from Japanese Collections @ Bonhams

Lot 424. A fine large tixi black lacquer carved circular dish, Song-Yuan Dynasty; 32cm (12½in) diam. (2). Estimate: £50,000 - 60,000. Sold for £ 78,000 (€ 88,676). © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The interior deeply carved through the layers of thick black lacquer with a central flower head, surrounded by three registers of concentric ruyi-heads, the exterior with a further band of ruyi, the base lacquered black, Japanese wood box The term tixi can be literally translated as 'carved rhinoceros', and is... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2010

An important commode, possibly by Giles Grendey. England, circa 1735.

An important commode, possibly by Giles Grendey. England, circa 1735. Of black lacquer. The serpentine fronted top with moulded edge with stylized foliate decoration centred by an oriental scene inside a decorative border flanked by oriental figures, the top above two conforming doors to the front with chinoiserie decoration within a diaper pattern border flanked by serpentine-fronted single doors each depicting an oriental figure within a diaper pattern border, the central doors opening to reveal an interior fitted... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2009

A gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black lacquer commode stamped P. Roussel. Louis XV, circa 1745

A gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black lacquer commode stamped P. Roussel. Louis XV, circa 1745 marble top associated; mounts regilt. 86.5cm high, 134cm. wide, 66cm. deep;2ft. 10in., 4ft. 4 1/2in, 2ft. 2in. Est. 100,000—150,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sold, lot 358, Christie's, Monaco, 20th June 1994 (1,635,000FF) LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Visions of the East at Partridge, 5th November to 19th December, 1999, p. 26, illustrated. NOTE: Comparative Literature:Pierre Kjellberg, Le mobilier Français du XVIII... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2009

A circular box and cover with black lacquer and mother -of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, late Ming or early Qing dynasty, 16th/

A circular box and cover with black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, late Ming or early Qing dynasty, 16th/17th Century The top of the lid depicts the meeting of scholars at a pavilion in a garden with some guests arriving on horse. D. 15 cm. Est. 6 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
09 mai 2009

A very large peach shaped sweet box with black lacquer and mother -of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, 1st half of Qing dynasty, 1

A very large peach shaped sweet box with black lacquer and mother -of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, 1st half of Qing dynasty, 17th/18th C. probably Kangxi era (1662-1722) On the lid is depicted a scene of the Daoist paradise. D. 44,8 cm. Est. 6 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
07 avril 2009

A black lacquer box and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A black lacquer box and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century of rectangular section, the cover freely carved with a large peony bloom on leafy and slender budding stems, the petals and fleshy leaves incised to render veining, surrounded by smaller blooms, tight and opening buds, the box similary decorated with luxuriant peony blooms surrounded by a meander of stems and a profusion of foliage and buds, the interiors and base lacquered deep brown. 19.5 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 80,000—120,000 HKD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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31 mars 2009

A rectangular mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer wine table, jiuzuo. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period

A rectangular mother-of-pearl inlaid black lacquer wine table, jiuzuo. Ming Dynasty, Wanli Period consisting of a rectangular top with a floating panel set in a beaded frame with double-moulded edges, resting on a beaded cusped apron with traces of gilding extending to rectangular sectioned legs, each gently flaring to leaves, pad and extending supports at the feet, the shape imitating an imperial sword (Shang Fang Bao Jian), further secured by two sets of rectangular stretchers between the legs with... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2008

A large 19th century Chinese black lacquer box

A large 19th century Chinese black lacquer box Of octagonal form, with painted figural decoration throughout, together with a similar smaller box standing on four animalsitic supports, with figural and floral painted decoration. (2). Sold for £108 (Copyright © 2002-2008 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Art & Antiques: Two-Day Sale, 18 Oct 2008. Chester. www.bonhams.com
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