12 août 2014

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century 

Lot 135. A mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer barbed dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) diam. Estimate $15,000 - $20,000. Price Realized $18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The interior decorated with four elegant ladies standing beneath a willow tree in a lush gated garden with bamboo and rockwork below dense composite floral scroll in the petal-lobed well, the exterior with nine leafy S-shaped scrolls, wood box. Note: Compare the mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer octagonal... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2014

A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 134. A rare mother-of-pearl-inlaid black lacquer dish, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) square. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The dish of quatrefoil form elaborately inlaid in the recessed center panel with mother-of-pearl with a luohan seated beneath a pine tree upon a large rock and dressed in open robes tied at the waist, his right hand raised holding a ring which he uses to beckon a tiger gazing back at him from across... [Lire la suite]