30 mai 2020

A rare lacquer 'water buffalo' ink stone with original box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 5025. A rare lacquer 'water buffalo' ink stone with original box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; inkstone 13.5 cm, 5 1/4  in., box 14.9 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the inkstone well carved from a block of wood in the form of a recumbent water buffalo with its head turned backwards towards the concave inkwell, all applied with a coating of black lacquer, the original black... [Lire la suite]

25 mai 2020

A 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 3767. A 'tixi' lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6.9 cm., 2 3/4  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Lot sold 68,750 HKD (7,903 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's of circular section, the cover deeply carved through layers of alternating black and cinnabar-red lacquer with five swirling guri pommels each conjoined to ruyi shaped scrolls all laid out around a central point, the box carved with ruyi motifs, the interior and base... [Lire la suite]
17 mai 2020

A rare imperial cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Qianlong six-character and Xiaoxia Baohe four-character marks and of the period

Lot 20. A rare imperial cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Qianlong six-character and Xiaoxia Baohe four-character marks and of the period (1736-1795); 21cm (8 1/4in) wide. Estimate HK$600,000-800,000. Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€ 82,145). Photo Bonhams. Of lobed form, deftly carved through thick layers of rich red lacquer, the domed cover with a hexagonal cartouche featuring an elderly scholar seated within a pavilion by a lotus pond with his young attendant bringing forth a pile of books, gazing over at a... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2020

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 342. A cinnabar lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 8cm, 3 1/8 in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot Sold 8,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat cover carved through the rich layers of red lacquer depicting a pair of phoenix surrounded by pairs of birds in a landscape with rocks, pine trees and lotus, the box similarly decorated with three deer sheltered beneath a wutong tree in a garden, the interior lacquered black. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2020

A small lac-burgauté box and cover, Qianli two-character mark, 18th century

  Lot 196. A small lac-burgauté box and cover, Qianli two-character mark, 18th century; 3.5cm (1 3/8in) wide. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000. Sold for £ 4,000 (€ 4,589). Photo Bonhams. Of pental-lobed form, the cover with a central floret panel, each petal decorated with different diaper patterns, the interior with fruiting peach and jujube branches, Japanese wood box.  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, London, 12 November 2015
06 avril 2020

A hardstone embellished zitan box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3311. A hardstone embellished zitan box and cover, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 26.3 x 15.6 cm., 10 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the cover colourfully inlaid with a gnarled branch of prunus, bamboo, butterflies, rocks and lingzhi, the stones including mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, coral, soapstone and malachite, the interior fitted with shallow tray, the wood of deep brown tone. ... [Lire la suite]

03 avril 2020

A small yellow rock crystal box and cover, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3292. A small yellow rock crystal box and cover, mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 4.8 cm., 1 7/8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 50,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the transparent golden stone carved in circular form, the flat top of the rounded cover shallowly incised with a shou medallion picked out in gilt, the base of similar shape, the slightly recessed base incised with a four-character reign mark picked out in gilt. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2020

An unusual white jade box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3221. An unusual white jade box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13.6 cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the square box carved in low relief on each side with four of the eight Bajixiang symbols in a medallion reserved on a ground of stylised ruyi clouds, surmounted by a square cover with a cylindrical box similarly carved with shou medallion on... [Lire la suite]
01 avril 2020

A rare large carved cinnabar-lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 3156. A rare large carved cinnabar-lacquer box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 45 cm., 17 3/4 in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of circular form, the flat top of the cover deeply carved with a xi  (happiness) medallion in the centre encircled with sixteen peony flower heads borne on a dense foliate scroll, bordered with a key-fret band, the rounded sides carved with lotus flowers, each on a leafy scroll below... [Lire la suite]
30 mars 2020

An unusual large Dingyao box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 2080. An unusual large Dingyao box and cover, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  Both the box, which has a widely flaring lower body and deep straight sides, and the domed cover are cut on one side with knife marks for alignment. They are covered inside and out with a clear glaze that falls in olive-toned tears and ends in a neat line above the flat base exposing... [Lire la suite]