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
27 avril 2018

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

Lot 1992. A late Ming wucai circular box and cover, Wanli six-character mark within double-circles and of the period (1573-1619); 10 in. (25.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 700,000 - HKD 900,000. Price realised HKD 1,160,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The domed cover enamelled around the metal finial with a seated scholar drinking from a cup and another holding a stem of lotus leaf, each being waited on by two attendants, above a band of flowering and fruiting branches beside rockwork,... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2018

A rare carved ruby-red glass circular box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795) 

Lot 2139. A rare carved ruby-red glass circular box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 187,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The gently rounded cover is superbly carved in varying levels of relief with a sinuous kuidragon opposite a phoenix, their bodies composed of bifurcating lingzhi scroll encircling the sides of the cover. The exterior of the box is similarly carved with a pair of... [Lire la suite]