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]
28 juillet 2014

Japanese Export Art at the Peadody Essex Museum

Lectern, Japan for export, ca. 1600, lacquer, wood, gold, shell. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Portable Shrine, Japan for export, ca. 1597, lacquer, wood, gold, shell, canvas, pigment. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. Tabernacle, Japan for export, ca. 1600, lacquer, wood, gold, shell. Peadody Essex Museum © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum. “Birdcage” Vase, Japan for export, ca. 1700, porcelain, copper, gold, bamboo, pigment. Peadody Essex Museum ©... [Lire la suite]

23 juillet 2014

A set of lacquer hair ornaments, Meiji period (late 19th century), each signed Taishin (Ikeda Taishin; 1825-1903)

A set of lacquer hair ornaments, Meiji period (late 19th century), each signed Taishin (Ikeda Taishin; 1825-1903). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Decorated in gold and black togidashi, takamaki-e and hiramaki-e with autumn leaves and a stream. Comb: 3 3/8in. (8.6cm.) wide; hairpin: 6in. (15.2cm.) long (2). Estimation USD 3,000 - 4,000 Generally in very good overall condition for its age of the pieces. Christie's. Japanese Art: Meiji Period Magnificence -https://onlineonly.christies.com/
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18 juillet 2014

Foliate Dish, 13th-14th Century, China, Southern Song Dynasty-Yuan Dynasty

Foliate Dish, 13th-14th Century, China, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) - Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), lacquer, Diameter - w:26.80 cm (w:10 1/2 inches). Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund 1971.39, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.
04 novembre 2013

A four-case lacquer inrō decorated with snakes in high relief on a ground of fine gold kirikane, 19th century

A four-case lacquer inrō decorated with snakes in high relief on a ground of fine gold kirikane, 19th century. From a European private collection of inro. Dimensions (height): 9.6 cm, 3 4/5 in. Photo courtesy Malcolm Fairley Ltd ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. Malcolm Fairley Ltd. Malcolm Fairley, Valerie Sturgeon, Asako Bavister. Phone +44 (0)20 7930 8770 - Fax +44 (0)20 7930 5800 - Email malcolmgfairley@aol.com - Website www.malcolmfairley.com
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09 juin 2013

Brooch of an African, German, ca. 1680-1720

Brooch of an African, German, ca. 1680-1720, silver, enamel, lacquer, pearl. H: 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm). The Walters Art Museum This enameled brooch is made in the shape of a manacled, kneeling African in rich attire. The casualness of the insensitivity is breath taking today, but it was consistent with 17th-century views on the inevitability of hierarchy as a reflection of natural law; every creature and thing had its God-given place. Slavery was an accepted institution throughout the Muslim and Christian world.
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