24 février 2020

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square-corner cabinet, fangjiaogui, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 1356. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square-corner cabinet, fangjiaogui, 17th-early 18th century; 70¾ in. (180 cm.) high, 35¼ in. (89.5 cm.) wide, 18¾ in. (47.6 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of square corner form, inlaid in mother-of-pearl in the interior with a basket of flowers and clusters of flowers emerging from rockwork, separated by a single shelf and flanked by further floral inlays, above the panel doors fitted flush and... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2020

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer seal chest, guanpixiang, 17th-18th century

Lot 1354. A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer seal chest, guanpixiang, 17th-18th century; 15 5/16 in. (38.9 cm.) high, 15¾ in. (40 cm.) wide, 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The rectangular cover lifting to reveal a shallow tray above a pair of paneled doors opening to reveal five drawers of varying sizes enclosing a central compartment beneath a shaped apron, the sides set with bail handles, and the front with quatrelobe... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 327. A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer brush, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The handle of the brush and the cover inlaid with cell-diaper pattern between narrow borders of dots, the waisted hilt of the brush inlaid with chrysanthemum petals at the end, and the end of the cover inlaid with a flower head. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1970s.  ... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 1644. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer square dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 in. (17.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The dish has chamfered corners and is finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl in the recessed center with a scene of two horses behind a willow tree and rocky outcrop walking toward two attendants. The cavetto is decorated with continuous lotus scroll, and the reverse is lacquered black, silk pouch, Japanese lacquered... [Lire la suite]