25 mars 2020

A fine and very rare pair of polychrome lacquer decorated zitan side tables, Yongzheng period (1723-1735)

Lot 3604. A fine and very rare pair of polychrome lacquer decorated zitan side tables, Yongzheng period (1723-1735); 31 7/8 in. (81 cm.) high x 35 in. (88.8 cm.) wide x 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm.) deep. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - HKD 8,000,000. Price Realized HKD 9,020,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  The top finely painted in yellow, green and red lacquer with tight swirls in imitation of burl wood, framed by a border of floral sprays and key fret, within the rectangular top frame... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2020

A highly important and extremely rare imperial polychrome lacquer 'dragon' box, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 3573. A highly important and extremely rare imperial polychrome lacquer 'dragon' box, Wanli period (1573-1619); 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 5,000,000 - HKD 7,000,000. Price Realised  HKD 11,300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Superbly carved to the flat cover through layers of cinnabar, green and yellow lacquer with a central roundel containing a fierce full-face dragon, its eyes picked out in black, amidst vaporous ruyi-shaped clouds coiling around a... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2020

An very rare and important carved polychrome lacquer box and cover, Wanli yiwei cyclical date (1595) and of the period

Lot 1563. An very rare and important carved polychrome lacquer box and cover, Wanli incised and gilt yiwei cyclical date corresponding to 1595, and of the period; 11¼ in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price Realized HKD 4,807,500 (USD 618,740). © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The top of the canted rectangular cover superbly carved through thick layers of red, green, yellow and black lacquer with a large ogival barbed panel depicting an upright full-face... [Lire la suite]
29 février 2020

A rare and exquisitely carved Ming polychrome lacquer domed peach-shaped box and cover, Jiajing period (1522-1566)

Lot 1862. A rare and exquisitely carved Ming polychrome lacquer domed peach-shaped box and cover, Jiajing period (1522-1566); 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,000,000. Price realised HKD 1,580,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The domed cover surmounted by a central 'flaming pearl' surrounded by four ruyi heads, carved around the steep sides with a contorted five-clawed dragon and a phoenix, their scales and feathers finely detailed using the layers... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A rare polychrome lacquer circular necklace case, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 1600. A rare polychrome lacquer circular necklace case, Wanli period (1573-1619); 7¾ in. (19.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD USD 27,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated in the tianqi technique, the rounded top and bottom engraved with peony scroll bearing seven large blossoms in red, ochre and green lacquer, with narrow key-fret borders at the rims, the engraved lines filled with gilding, the interior covered in ochre lacquer, with ruyi-shaped metal... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2020

A rare pair of polychrome lacquer incense stands (xiangji), 17th century

Lot 228. A rare pair of polychrome lacquer incense stands (xiangji), 17th century; Height 37 1/2  in., 95.2 cm; Diameter 18 in., 45.8 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the eight-lobed top with a leafy peony scroll centering on a single large bloom well-painted in shades of green and red, and gilt, the molded edge with an archaistic scroll, repeated on the recessed waist, above a flared conforming bracket-lobed apron of... [Lire la suite]

06 août 2019

A very rare imperial polychrome lacquer quatrefoil tray, Jiajing incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1522-156

Lot 3151. A very rare imperial polychrome lacquer quatrefoil tray, Jiajing incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1522-1566); 8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price realised HKD 4,600,000 © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The quatrefoil tray is carved through layers of cinnabar-red, darkgreen, and ochre lacquer, with a dragon candle amidst millet plants underneath the Constellation of Three Stars enclosed in a central roundel,... [Lire la suite]
03 août 2019

A large finely carved polychrome lacquer vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3735. A large finely carved polychrome lacquer vase, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 31.1 cm., 12 1/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's of quatrefoil section, the baluster body resting on a splayed foot and surmounted by a tall flaring neck, each lobe of the main body carved through the red outer layer to the dark green and ochre layers with a panel enclosing a scene of figures attended by acolytes, the neck bordered with a... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2019

A carved polychrome lacquer Buddhist altar ornament, Qing dynasty, 18th century

  Lot 3624. A carved polychrome lacquer Buddhist altar ornament, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 25.8 cm., 10 1/8  in. Estimate 150,000 — 180,000  HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. © Sotheby's carved as a circular pierced medallion enclosing a large lotus blossom with a scrolling foliage border, resting on a plinth modelled as a large lotus bloom with multi-layered petals and a flat top carved to simulate a lotus pod, the blossom borne on a stem decorated with a... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2019

A large carved polychrome lacquer ‘Spring’ circular box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3128. A large carved polychrome lacquer ‘Spring’ circular box and cover, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 937,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The cover with layers of lacquer in red, black, and brown is deeply and crisply carved with Shoulao seated under a pine in a roundel within a large ‘Chun’ (spring) character and flanked by a pair of five-clawed dragons amidst clouds above a basin overflowing with auspicious... [Lire la suite]