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]

15 mai 2020

A lacquer ‘leisurely pursuits’ lobed vase, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 340. A lacquer ‘leisurely pursuits’ lobed vase, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 31.5cm high. Estimate HK$ 180,000 - 220,000. Sold for HK$ 325,000 (€ 38,853). Photo courtesy Bonhams. The four-lobed baluster body rising from a spreading foot, carved with four panels depicting scholars engaging in leisurely pursuit including playing weiqi, painting on scroll, writing calligraphy on cliff walls and traveling outdoors with attendants carrying qin, all reserved on a scrolling- lotus diaper... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2020

An inlaid lacquer and zitan rectangular wall plaque, 19th century

Lot 1359. An inlaid lacquer and zitan rectangular wall plaque, 19th century; 30¾ in. x 25 in. (78 x 63.5 cm.). Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The black lacquer panel inlaid in white jade with the character de (virtue) above a wood elephant standing on a rockwork base raised on a stand, the fringed blanket draped over the back centered by a shou character, the back surmounted by a vase filled with wannianqing, within a... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2019

A carved lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 3504. A carved lacquer bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century; 7 5/8 in. (19.4 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price Realized HKD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The bowl supported on a short foot rises to a slightly everted mouth rim. The exterior is carved through alternating black and red lacquer with two of ruyi-head scrolls above a band of floral scrolls. The interior and base are applied with a silver-plated lining. Provenance: Colonel MacEwanSold at... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2019

A carved lacquer 'peony' incense box and cover, Early Ming Dynasty

Lot 290.  A carved lacquer 'peony' incense box and cover, Early Ming Dynasty; 5.4cm (2 1/4in). Estimate £ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 7,000 - 9,300). Photo Bonhams. The cover with a central majestic blossoming peony surrounded by trailing foliage and smaller buds, the deeply carved design revealing the bright orange ground underneath, the box carved en-suite, Japanese box and silk pouch.         Note: Lacquer boxes of this small delicate size were generally used for keeping rouge... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A rare four-tiered square lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 346. A rare four-tiered square lacquer box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 70,000. Price realised USD 55,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The cover carved with a scene of two scholars playing weiqi in an open pavilion beside a lotus pond where two ducks swim near a young attendant holding a lotus flower as he approaches the pavilion on a narrow walkway, above panels of various flowers including chrysanthemum, peony, lotus and... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2019

A large lacquer rectangular 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character gilt-filled inscribed mark in a line and of the period

Lot 1085. A large lacquer rectangular 'Dragon' box and cover, Wanli six-character gilt-filled inscribed mark in a line and of the period (1573-1619); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The cover and box are decorated in qiangjin and tianqi technique on a red ground with two five-clawed dragons contesting a flaming pearl amidst clouds on the top of the cover above flower scroll on the sides,... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2019

A gilt and painted brown lacquer stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 49. A gilt and painted brown lacquer stand, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 45 by 45 by 102.3cm., 17 ¾  by 17 ¾  by 40 ¼  in. Estimate 60,000 - 80,000 GBP. Lot sold 74,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the square top raised on a bevelled apron extending to four legs composed of interlocking scrollwork joined by stretchers and terminating to a stepped base, finely painted and gilt to the top with a central medallion enclosing radiating floral sprays, all encircled by interlocking... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2015

Hardstone, Coral, Ruby and Lacquer Desk Clock, Lacloche Frères

Hardstone, Coral, Ruby and Lacquer Desk Clock, Lacloche Frères. Estimate $75,000 — 100,000 (68,164 - 90,885 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. The coral-hued dial with Arabic numeral indexes and stylized arrow hands, within a silver-gilt case applied with black and red lacquer, the frame and base composed of agate, coral and onyx carved and applied in geometric motifs, further decorated with cabochon rubies, onyx and agate sugarloaf cabochons and coral beads and rings, measuring approximately 5 by 6... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2015

Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015

Pair of Lokapala Heads, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907) or Five Dynasties (907-960). Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015.  China. Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1619. Lacquer, filled-in and engraved qiangjin technique. Diameter: 15 inches (38.2 cm). Nicholas Grindley Works of Art Ltd at Asia Week New York 2015.   A huangyangmu (boxwood) hexagonal foliate brushpot. Qing dynasty, 18th century, probably Qianlong period (1736 – 1795). Height: 12.5 cm / 4... [Lire la suite]