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]
24 septembre 2019

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

Lot 678. A small carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 3 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 90,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 107,550. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  The top surface of the cover carved with a large central peony blossom surrounded by saw-edged leaves and buds extending over the gently curved sides, the exterior of the box with a narrow frieze of further flowers and leaves, the base and interior lacquered black, box. ... [Lire la suite]

24 septembre 2019

A very fine and rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, inscribed Xuande six-character mark and of the p

Lot 673. A very fine and rare early Ming carved cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover, inscribed Xuande six-character mark and of the period (1426-1435); 5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 454,100. © Christie's Image Ltd 2002  The cover deeply carved to the yellow ground to depict a peony in full bloom surrounded by four newly opened buds borne on a leafy branch, the sides of the box and cover with a composite flower scroll comprising... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

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

Lot 3085. A rare Ming carved black tixi lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 1/8 in. (18 cm) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The top surface of the cover is finely carved in deep relief through layers of black and red lacquer 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... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2019

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

Lot 334. A large blue and white circular box and cover, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Diameter 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of compressed form, the slightly domed cover finely painted in varying tones of cobalt blue with an intricate basket-weave pattern studded with white florets, the design continuing to the lower section all above a lappet band and against a pale blue ground, the interior plain, the base with an apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
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]