24 avril 2012

A pair of carved lacquer bowls. Ming or earlier

A pair of carved lacquer bowls. Ming or earlier. PPhoto Bonhams The exteriors carved with guri scroll design through layers of red and black lacquer, the interiors lined with silver and in a later fitted case inscribed 'J.D.',  each 11cm diameter. Estimate: £6,000 - 8,000 Provenance: The initials on the fitted case 'J.D.' refer to James Drummond, 8th Viscount Strathallan (1767–1851). The Drummond family was attainted after James's grandfather, William Drummond the 4th Viscount, fought for the Jacobite cause and died... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2011

Impressive lacquer and gilt bronze mounted floor vase, 19th century

Impressive lacquer and gilt bronze mounted floor vase, 19th century. Photo Lyon & Turnbull the domed lid and slender ovoid sides with chinoiserie decoration throughout, surmounted by a gilt bronze flowering branch finial and raised on an ornate rococo scroll base flanked by dolpins. 127cm high - Estimate £4,000-6,000 Lyon & Turnbull. Fine Antiques. 7 Dec 2011 11:00. Edinburgh www.lyonandturnbull.com
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29 novembre 2011

A rare and small literate lacquer board. Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

A rare and small literate lacquer board. Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Photo Czerny's In the shape of an open scroll, on the side two polylobed open works; graviata red cinnabar ground finely decorated with black lacquered effigy of figures under a willow tree entertaining themselves along the shore of a lake with mountains at the back; floral decoration on the sides. Small defects and chips. 31x14,1x11 cm. Estimate 1500.00 | 2000.00 € Note: Compare with a box and cover of similar technique and period sold at Christie's New... [Lire la suite]
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29 novembre 2011

A very rare imperial qiangjin and tianqi lacquer 'dragon & treasure basin' cabinet & stand. Jiajing (1522-1566)

A very rare imperial qiangjin and tianqi lacquer 'dragon & treasure basin' cabinet & stand. Jiajing (1522-1566). Photo Czerny's Of rectangular shape, the top face delicately incised and gilt filled representing on a cartouche a five clawed dragon purchasing the flaming pearl amidst stylized clouds and above crested waves breaking against jagged rocks at the base, all picked out in red, brown, green and black and reserved on a diaper-ground of wan characters within squares. The front door depicting on... [Lire la suite]
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28 novembre 2011

Treasury 7, no. 1534: An inscribed and carved olive-green 'horse' snuff bottle, Lu Dong, Yangzhou, 1800-1850

Treasury 7, no. 1534: An inscribed and carved olive-green 'horse' snuff bottle, Lu Dong, Yangzhou, 1800-1850. Photo Bonhams Dark, olive-green lacquer on light-weight wood or textile; with a flat lip and protruding flat foot; engraved on one main side with a scene of a horse seen from the rear as it turns its head to one side to present a profile, set on a grassy bank with a rocky outcrop in the foreground and foliated shrubs and further adumbrated foliage beyond, with one seal of the artist in seal script,... [Lire la suite]
23 octobre 2011

A Coral-Red imitation lacquer box and cover. Seal mark and period of Qianlong

A Coral-Red imitation lacquer  box and cover. Seal mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's shaped like a pumpkin, the ten-lobed circular cover centred with a molded florette, the box of conforming shape, applied on the exterior with a coral-red enamel imitating cinnabar lacquer, and turquoise on the interiors and base, the rims trimmed with gold, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in iron red; 14.2 cm., 5 5/8 in. Estimate 500,000-700,000 HKD - Lot Sold: 620,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A Japanese Collection. ... [Lire la suite]


01 septembre 2011

A hardstone and jade -inlaid lacquer and hardwood wall panel. Late Qing Dynasty.

A hardstone and jade -inlaid lacquer and hardwood wall panel. Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Sotheby's simulating a small curio cabinet with irregularly spaced fretwork-edged shelves enclosing a variety of works of art objects, including a hardstone and jade bowl of fruit, two jade vases, a porcelain bowl and a cinnabar lacquer vase filled with coral and hardstone flowers, a jade carving of immortals, a jade chime suspended froma gilt dragon hook, a jade ruyi scepter, a faux lapis carving of a qilin and a simulated silk-covered... [Lire la suite]
04 juillet 2011

Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Rare 13th Century Chinese Carved Lacquer Box

Round box with decoration of two birds and peonies, China, late Southern Song to early Yuan dynasty, late 13th century. Carved lacquer;d: 40 cm x h: 20 cm. CLEVELAND, OH.- A late 13th-century Chinese carved lacquer box, one of the most significant and exquisite examples of its type, has been approved by the Collections Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees. The Chinese lacquer box further enhances the museum’s renowned Asian art collection, as the museum moves toward the completion of its transformational... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2011

Massive Qianlong Lacquer Vase Highlights June Auction In San Francisco

A fine red, black and yellow carved lacquer baluster vase, 18th Century. Estimate $80,000-120,000. Photo Bonhams San Francisco - Summer begins with a wealth of Chinese art at Bonhams & Butterfields, with fine objects in every collecting category going on the auction block June 21 at 10 a.m. A rare carved red, lacquer vase, Qianlong, discovered in an East Coast private collection, is a star lot and cover of the catalogue (est. $80,000-120,000). Carved with classic taotie masks, enclosed in stiff lappet bands on a ground of... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each rectangular panel embossed with the characters ning xi written in xingshu and picked out in red lacquer, reserved on a dense ground of gilt vaporous clouds and writhing long-bodied scaly dragons, the frames with canted corners and applied with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, in gilt-bronze and paste-set gems, interspersed with delicately-carved ivory plaques, the tops... [Lire la suite]


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