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]