02 décembre 2020

A magnificent carved polychrome lacquer 'spring' circular box and cover, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 3004. A magnificent carved polychrome lacquer 'spring' circular box and cover, Qianlong incised and gilt six-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 14 1/4 in. (36.1 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - HKD 2,500,000. Price realised HKD 1,840,000. Courtesy Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The top of the cover with a circular panel is deeply carved on a green Wan-diaper ground with a bowl of Precious Objects, radiating red, green and yellow rays illuminating the large... [Lire la suite]

10 juillet 2020

A rare large polychrome lacquer circular tray, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 2813. A rare large polychrome lacquer circular tray, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 12.½ in. (31.8 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The tray is constructed with a countersunk base rising to slightly curved sides with two raised bands, the mouth mounted with a metal rim. The interior is applied with red lacquer, the sides with green lacquer, and the base with brown lacquer, Japanese... [Lire la suite]
15 avril 2020

A carved polychrome lacquer ruyi sceptre, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3397. A carved polychrome lacquer ruyi sceptre, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 15 in. (38 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 260,000 - HKD 320,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The ruyi-shaped head is carved through the red and green layers to the ochre ground of a scholar strolling in a scenic landscape detailed with pine trees and rockwork. The arched shaft is carved with a central shaped panel enclosing a vase with a ruyi sceptre supported by waves with bats and ruyi-shaped... [Lire la suite]
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]