14 août 2019

A rare miniature silver box and cover, Tang-Song dynasty, 9th-12th century 

Lot 1279. A rare miniature silver box and cover, Tang-Song dynasty, 9th-12th century; 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,0000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The cover chased with a serpent coiled around a tortoise (The Dark Warrior), each with head turned to face the other, reserved on a crosshatch ground and within a single line border encircled by leafy scroll and a dogtooth pattern at the edge, above a further band of leafy scroll on the side repeated on the sides of... [Lire la suite]

07 août 2019

A rare inscribed mother-of-pearl inlaid tiered lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 111. A rare inscribed mother-of-pearl inlaid tiered lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 25.8cm., 10 1/8 in. Estimate 12,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 37,250 GBP. © Sotheby's of hexagonal form with two tiers and one false tier on the cover, the cover finely inlaid with a scene of a scholar with their attendants in a courtyard of a pavilion arriving on horseback, the sides inlaid with six horizontal bands containing lobed cartouches on each... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566)

Lot 25. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566); 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's of rectangular form, finely carved overall with leafy lychee sprigs reserved on a floret-diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black, the base incised and gilt with the six-character partially erased mark. Provenance: An old Japanese Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A small and finely carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 24. A small and finely carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Early Ming dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,250 GBP. © Sotheby's deeply carved with leafy branches of lychee, each fruit with diaper decoration on a diaper ground. Provenance: An old Japanese Collection. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010.
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29 juillet 2019

A fine and rare bronze-imitation gold and silver-decorated box and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3618. A fine and rare bronze-imitation gold and silver-decorated box and cover, Seal mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 8.4 cm., 3 1/4  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000  HKD. Lot sold 1,625,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of circular section, the box and cover glazed overall save for the flanges with a brilliant café-au-lait glaze, the cover delicately decorated in gold and silver over the glaze with a central stylised floret surrounded by a border of dots... [Lire la suite]
28 juillet 2019

A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 48. A carved cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 20cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's finely carved in imitation of bound books fastened with clasps at the sides, the shorter sides of the box overlaid with bone to simulate the pages of the books carried within, the remaining sides intricately carved in imitation of brocade with roundels enclosing flowers and fruit, all reserved on a floral... [Lire la suite]

28 juillet 2019

A carved two-colour lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 47. A carved two-colour lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 16.5cm., 6 1/2 in. Estimate 25,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP. © Sotheby's finely carved in imitation of bound books fastened with clasps at the sides, the shorter sides of the box overlaid with bone to simulate the pages of the books carried within, the cover of the box intricately carved with a riverside landscape with jagged mountains and distant figures, all reserved on a green... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 10. A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906). Diameter 1 7/8  in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of circular form, the domed cover and box decorated with a flower-head medallion in the center encircled by a leafy scroll band, continuing on the rim within gilt borders, all on a stippled ground, Japanese wood box (10). Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969. ... [Lire la suite]
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01 juin 2019

Two Yue celadon boxes and covers, Five dynasties – Song dynasty

Lot 309. Two Yue celadon boxes and covers, Five dynasties–Song dynasty; 13.8 and 14 cm, 5 3/8  and 5 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. each of circular form, one raised on a splayed foot and carved in relief on the cover with a pair of phoenix against floral scrolls; the other supported on a shorter footring, the cover decorated with a coiling dragon. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 20th June 2001, lot 56.Tai Sing Fine... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2019

A spinach-green and white jade box and cover

Lot 233. A spinach-green and white jade box and cover; 13.2cm (5 1/4in) wide. Estimate £4,000 - 6,000. Sold for £ 56,312 (€ 64,287). © Bonhams 2001-2019  Of ogival section, the four bracket lobed sides carved in relief with two registers depicting panels of floral blooms, the domed cover surmounted with a raised multi-lobed border inset with a reticulated white jade plaque of a front-facing five-clawed dragon within vaporous clouds, another dragon emerging from the waves, the interior with a... [Lire la suite]
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