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]
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]


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