10 avril 2019

An exceptional hardstone-inlaid birchwood box and cover, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 3503. An exceptional hardstone-inlaid birchwood box and cover, Late Ming dynasty; 9.4 by 21 by 12 cm, 3 3/4  by 8 1/4  by 4 3/4  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,500,000 HKD (322,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, exuberantly and skilfully decorated with inlays in lapis lazuli, red goldstone, mother-of-pearl, soapstone, turquoise, malachite, rose quartz, amber and wood, the cover depicting a long-tailed bird perching on a... [Lire la suite]
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15 mars 2019

A small carved 'Yaozhou' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 620. A small carved 'Yaozhou' box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Lot Sold 35,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular section, the box with low straight sides rising from a shallow lower body set over a straight foot, the cover with similar straight sides and a gently domed top, the top carved with a blossoming peony, the lush petals and leaves deftly carved and incised with sweeping comb patterns, covered overall in a translucent olive-colored... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A large black tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The cover carved through layers of red and black lacquer with a central star-like motif surrounded by pommel scroll, the sides carved en suite. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3808. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving Collection Day Sale, New York, 21 March 2019
16 février 2019

A Qingbai conical bowl and a box and cover, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 752. A Qingbai conical bowl and a box and cover, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century. Bowl 7 1/8 in. (8.1 cm) diam.; box and cover 3 in. (7.5 cm). Estimate $5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized $6,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl is carved with dense cloud scroll with combed details, stopping short of the rim, and is covered allover with a crackled glaze of aquamarine color that also surrounds the unglazed center of the base, which has burnt pale brown in the firing. The... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A small circular Dingyao box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 730. A small circular Dingyao box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 3 in. (7.5 cm.) diam. Estimate $10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realized $11,875. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 Both the box and cover are covered inside and out with a clear glaze that ends above the flat base to expose the fine white ware. The interior rims are left unglazed, Japanese wood box.  Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2018

A 'Jizhou' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 71. A 'Jizhou' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diam. 14,2 cm, 5 1/2  in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 EUR. Lot Sold: 4.000 EUR. © Sotheby's de forme ronde, reposant sur un pied court et droit de forme circulaire, le couvercle incisé d'un médaillon central orné d'une fleur parmi les rinceaux, ceint d'une frise circulaire à motif de quatre fleurs reprenant le même motif, les bords à décor de rinceaux feuillagés (2). Provenance: Ancienne Collection L.A. Basmadjieff... [Lire la suite]

26 novembre 2018

A white glaze box and cover, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 382. A white glaze box and cover, Five Dynasties (907-960); 10.6 cm, 4 1/8 in. Estimate 15,000-20,000 HKD.Lot sold 30,000 HKD (3,371 EUR). © Sotheby's.  of circular form, with straight sides rising at an angle from a low foot to a gently domed cover, applied overall with an ivory-tinged transparent glaze. Provenance: C.C. Teng & Co., Taipei (label). Sotheby's. Chinese Art, HongKong, 28 november 2018, 10:15 AM
03 août 2018

A small cinnabar lacquer box and cover, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 551. A small cinnabar lacquer box and cover, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Diameter 6 3/4  in., 17.1 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, carved in shallow relief depicting Budai wearing loose open robes walking under a pine tree and holding a stick suspending a cloth bag, all against different diaper grounds indicating the sky and the land, the sides of the box and cover carved with key-fret bands, the interior and base lacquered... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2018

A finely carved 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 546. A finely carved 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644).Diameter 8 3/8  in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 112,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the cover carved with fluid swirling ruyi cloud scrolls surrounding a six-cornered motif composed of four barbed curlicues, revealing alternating layers of red, black and yellow lacquers, the sides similarly carved, the countersunk base and the interior of the cover inscribed with a... [Lire la suite]
24 juillet 2018

A small celadon-glazed box and cover, 10th century

Lot 204. A small celadon-glazed box and cover, 10th century; 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam. Estimate : GBP 1,500 - 2,000.Price Realised: GBP 2750.00. © Christie’s Images Ltd 2018 The box and cover are decorated with a thin celadon glaze, with a small winged insect applied to the top of the cover. Christie’s. The Art of China: London Summer Edition, 11-19 july 2018
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