13 novembre 2021

A blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 305. A blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 36 cm, 13¾ in. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's the domed cover painted in rich cobalt-blue tones with three dignitaries holding tablets in their hands, below an immortal and his attendants standing amidst clouds, the base inscribed with an apocryphal Chenghua mark. Provenance: Christie's London, 5th November 2013, lot 423. Sotheby's. Two Americans... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2021

A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, 17th century

Lot 3664. A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, 17th century; 24.7 cm. Lot sold: 302,400 HKD (Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's the flat upper surface carved with a scholar seated under a large pine tree with a curved ruyi stalk in his hand with two attendants nearby, the landscape laden with jagged cliffs and rockwork, all against a diapered ground, the straight sides deftly carved with a composite floral scroll including prunus,... [Lire la suite]
22 octobre 2021

A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century

Lot 3663. A carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th – 16th century; 7.7 cm. Lot sold: 189,000 HKD (Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's of oval lobed form, the shallow rounded sides resting on a short straight foot, the interior naturalistically carved with Wang Xizhi the flat circular cover crisply carved through deep layers of cinnabar lacquer with three boys depicted frolicking in a rocky landscape arboured with pine and wutong trees, one... [Lire la suite]
20 janvier 2021

A Cizhou circular box and cover, Song-Jin dynasties, 11th-12th century

Lot 108. A Cizhou circular box and cover, Song-Jin dynasties, 11th-12th century; 4 1/2in (11.5cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000. Sold for US$ 2,167. Courtesy Bonhams. The gently domed cover painted in brown color on top with slender leafy stems against a ground of creamy-white glaze, fitted to the similarly glazed shallow box. Provenance: Uragami Sokyu-Do, August 1999. Note: See a similar box sold Christie's Hong Kong, April 4 2017, lot 30. Bonhams. Fine Chinese and Japanese... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2020

A blue and white circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period

Lot 1562. A blue and white circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark in underglaze blue within a double circle and of the period (1573-1619); 10 7/8 in. (24.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The domed top is decorated with nine cranes in flight amidst clouds, peaches, lingzhi and auspicious emblems. The sides are decorated with shaped panels each containing two cranes and a peach set on a diaper ground.... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2020

A carved tixi red lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 79. A carved tixi red lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 41⁄4 in. (10.9 cm) diam. Estimate: HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (EUR 12,276 - EUR 18,414). Price Realised: HKD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. There is an apocryphal signature reading ‘Zhang Cheng zao’ on the base, Japanese wood box. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April

05 mars 2020

An extremely rare tianqi lacquer circular box and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435)

Lot 2025. An extremely rare tianqi lacquer circular box and cover, Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 2 3/4 in. (7.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 800,000. Price realised HKD 740,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Delicately incised and gilt to the cover with a single central gardenia bloom flanked by two further buds and furled leaves, all picked out in red, brown, green and black and reserved on a diaper ground of wan characters, the... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2020

A famille-rose circular box and cover, Republican period (1912-1949)

Lot  396. A famille-rose circular box and cover, Republican period (1912-1949). Diameter 8 3/4 in. 22.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's the cover painted with five boys in a mock procession, one riding a ram and holding a ruyi, the others all holding objects symbolic of scholarly success and good fortune, with three bats hovering overhead, the rim decorated with a floral scroll, repeated on the rim of the box, above evenly spaced leafy... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1467. A rare miniature parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4 in. (10 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013. The slightly domed top of the cover and the bottom of the box are identically and finely decorated with a central flower head encircled by a leafy border that has eight radiating foliate stems separated by similar foliate stems, all within scrolled tendrils issuing from a narrow border and an outer... [Lire la suite]
24 septembre 2019

A rare large Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 695. A rare large Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 15 in. (38 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 89,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  The top surface of the cover is carved in deep relief with bands of ruyi scrolls radiating from a central stylised flower-head, the scrolls extending to the gently curved sides of the cover and box, the base and interior lacquered black (some restoration), box. ... [Lire la suite]