17 mars 2019

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

Lot 1122. A large black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 7/8 in. (27.6 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. © 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. The Florence and Herbert Irving Collection. Provenance: Klaus F. Naumann, Tokyo, 1992.The Irving Collection, no. 3808. Christie's. Lacquer, Jade, Bronze, Ink: The Irving... [Lire la suite]

26 janvier 2019

A very rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398)

Lot 2639. A very rare carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, Hongwu period (1368-1398); 33 cm., 13 in. Estimate 4,000,000—6,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the cover finely carved with a medallion enclosing a landscape scene, depicting a scholar and attendant standing on a fenced terrace over-looking a pavilion and garden filled with trees issuing from rockwork, all below swirling ruyi-shaped cloud scrolls, the angled shoulder... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1274. A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Finely cast on the cover and box with a central six-petaled flower head surrounded by six petals rising from the outer edge and chased with demi-florets reserved on a fine ring-punched ground, with traces of gilding, box. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, c. 1980.  Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

A rare painted lacquer circular box and cover, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1212. A rare painted lacquer circular box and cover, Late Eastern Zhou dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC. Box and cover 8 in. (20.3 cm.) across approximately; fragment 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) at widest (2). Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The top of the cover finely painted in red on a black ground with three birds with long tail feathers and crests running within red and angular scroll borders, with similar borders on the sides and sides of the box, with... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2018

A pair of coral-red ground gilt-decorated circular boxes and covers, Qianlong four-character seal marks and of the period

Lot 2924. A pair of coral-red ground gilt-decorated circular boxes and covers, Qianlong four-character seal marks in gilt within squares and of the period (1736-1795). Each 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm.) diam. Estimate: HK$1,500,000.00 - HK$2,600,000.00 (USD 192,262 - USD 333,255). Price realised HKD 3,460,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018. Each domed cover is decorated in gilt with a central florette head surrounded by leafy lotus scroll, the box is decorated with same design on the exterior, and the interior... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2018

A painted Cizhou circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 801. A painted Cizhou circular box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The box and slightly domed cover are both covered in white slip, and the cover is painted in brown slip with a foliate motif, all under a clear glaze, Japanese double wood box. Japanese double wood box. Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo. Literature: Kuboso Memorial Museum of... [Lire la suite]

17 août 2018

A rare blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 306. A rare blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1522-1566); 8 7/8 in. (20cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 48,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007  The slightly raised center of the domed cover painted with three cranes in flight amidst cruciform clouds, above a frieze of similar design which is repeated on the sides of the box, all within double line borders. Exhibited: City... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2018

A polychrome lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 553. A polychrome lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Diameter 4 3/8  in., 11.1 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the cinnabar lacquer finely incised and further picked out in tianqi polychrome enamels with a scene of two Daoist sages, each carrying a qin, meeting beneath a twisting evergreen jutting out from a wall of rockwork, all against an incised cell-diaper ground, the sides incised with stylized scrollwork, the... [Lire la suite]
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17 juin 2018

A blue and white circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619)

Lot 3731. A blue and white circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price Realized HKD 1,340,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011  The domed cover well painted with a scene of four boys at play in a courtyard, surrounded by a band of four dragons striding amidst clouds in pursuit of 'flaming pearls', a narrow band of composite floral scroll encircling the rim,... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2018

A pair of Qingbai circular boxes and covers, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 77. A pair of Qingbai circular boxes and covers, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8.3 cm, 3 1/4  in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each moulded in relief to the upper surface with flowering chrysanthemum, the sides with bands of bamboo, covered in a pale blue translucent glaze, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 5. Provenance: Gallery Kochukyuo Co. Ltd., Tokyo Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may 2018, 10:30 AM