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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12 mai 2013

A guri lacquer dish, Yuan dynasty

A guri lacquer dish, Yuan dynasty - Sothebys the shallow rounded sides rising from a short foot to a thick rolled rim, deeply carved through thick layers of red and black lacquer with two rows of guri pommels enclosing a five-pointed star in the centre, the exterior similarly decorated with a foliate scroll, the base lacquered brown, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 2 - 22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimation: 10,000 - 15,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. London | 15 mai... [Lire la suite]
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12 avril 2013

A rare qiangjin engraved lacquer Brush Pot, 17th century

A rare qiangjin engraved lacquer Brush Pot, 17th century. Photo courtesy Sworders the mottled red/brown cylindrical body with two gilt-engraved cranes under banana leaves, the reverse with bamboo and hollow rocks, 12cm. Estimated Price: £800 - £1200 The marbled lacquer technique was popular from the Song (960-1279) until the 17th century. A box lid with a similarly engraved and gilt bird is illustrated in '2000 Years of Chinese Lacquer', OCS of Hong Kong, 1993, pl.100. Sworders Fine Art... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2012

Rectangular Tray. Lacquer, mother-of-pearl, wood. Ming dynasty, 1368-1458

Rectangular Tray. Lacquer, mother-of-pearl, wood. Ming dynasty, 1368-1458. 2 3/4 x 15 x 5 1/8 in. 7.0 x 38.0 x13.0 cm. 80.57. Founders Society Purchase, Howard Young Fund. Photo ©2012, Detroit Institute of Arts
11 août 2012

Tray with Cranes and Chrysanthemums. Lacquer on wood and fabric. Yuan dynasty, first half of the 14th century

Tray with Cranes and Chrysanthemums. Lacquer on wood and fabric. Yuan dynasty, first half of the 14th century. 1 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. diam. ( 3.8 x 29.2 cm). 80.25. Founders Society Purchase, Stoddard Fund for Asian Art and funds from the Gerald W. Chamberlin Foundation, Inc. Photo ©2012, Detroit Institute of Arts.


11 août 2012

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains. Wood with lacquer, gilding, and traces of color. Yuan dynasty

Sakyamuni Emerging from the Mountains. Wood with lacquer, gilding, and traces of color. Yuan dynasty, late 13th-early 14th Century. 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 20.6 x 16.5 cm)-sight. 29.172. City of Detroit Purchase. Photo ©2012, Detroit Institute of Arts “Sakyamuni, the founder of the Buddhist faith, is shown after fasting and meditating for six years in search of enlightenment. This work dates to China's Yuan Dynasty, a period renowned for exceptional realism and exquisite ornamentation. Sakyamuni's meditative pose,... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2012

A fine lacquer bowl, wood with cinnabar red carved lacquer decor, China, 1st half of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), late 15th or

A fine lacquer bowl, wood with cinnabar red carved lacquer  decor, China, 1st half of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), late 15th or early 16th century, c. 1500, Photo Nagel the finely carved lacquer bowl is decorated on a broad frieze with peony flowers and leaves. D. 15,5 cm. Lot 1240. Estimate 3000 € Nagel Auctions. "Asian Art". May 10th 2012 http://www.auction.de/
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28 avril 2012

A coral, lacquer, jade and diamond vanity case, by Charlton & Co, circa 1925

A coral, lacquer, jade and diamond vanity case, by Charlton & Co, circa 1925. Photo Bonhams The case in the form of an Inro set with a central carved jade plaque capped by corallium rubrum, and old brilliant-cut diamonds, the black lacquer banded with rose-cut diamonds, the interior opening to reveal a mirrored lid and two compartments, the whole suspended from geometric rose-cut diamond terminals and a cord loop, signed Charlton & Co., case length 8.2cm, whole 22.0cm. Sold for £9,375  Bonhams. Fine... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2012

An important and finely carved Imperial lacquer 'dragon' box and cover. Incised mark and period of Yongle beneath a carved Xuan

An important and finely carved Imperial lacquer 'dragon' box and cover.  Incised mark and period of Yongle beneath a carved Xuande mark. Photo Sotheby's of large circular shape, the flat top surface deftly carved and incised in various depths of relief through the rich red cinnabar to the ochre ground beneath with a leaping five-clawed dragon, its grinning face framed with long shaggy hair and a pair of long horns while his eyes detailed irises with black lacquer and long eyebrows... [Lire la suite]


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