19 août 2019

A carved red lacquer rectangular box and cover, Jiajing six-character incised and gilded mark and of the period (1522-1566)

Lot 345. A carved red lacquer rectangular box and cover, Jiajing six-character incised and gilded mark and of the period (1522-1566); 26 in. (66 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 157,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The top finely carved with two birds, one perched on a branch of flowering and fruiting pomegranate, the other on another flowering branch, the branches emerging from around a pierced rock, with further flowering branches on the sides of the cover and box,... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2019

An unusual carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1186. An unusual carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Carved with a scene depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, and two attendants in a pavilion, the interior and exterior of the sides carved with birds perched in flowering branches of prunus and camellia. Note: Compare another carved red lacquer tray of slightly smaller size (40.3 cm.), carved with the... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

Two rare carved red lacquer four-tiered boxes and covers, 16th century at Christie's NY 26 March 2010

 Lot 1185. A rare carved red lacquer lobed hexagonal four-tiered box and cover, 16th century; 6¼ in. (15.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The cover carved with a scholar seated in a waterside pavilion as he watches ducks swimming nearby, the sides of the cover and tiers carved through the red lacquer to an ochre ground with chrysathemum scroll, box, cloth pouch. Prperty from the Estate of James H. Kelley. Provenance: Acquired circa... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2019

A carved red lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1084. A carved red lacquer brush and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  Both brush and cover are carved with an intricate design of peony blooms and buds surrounded by leaves. The top of the cover and the bottom of the brush are each carved as a delicate closed chrysanthemum bud. The interior of the cover is black-lacquered, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2019

A painted and incised red lacquer recessed-leg table, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 491. A painted and incised red lacquer recessed-leg table, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Height 32 1/8  in., 81.6 cm; Width 74 1/4  in., 188.6 cm; Depth 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate: 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 161,000 USD. © Sotheby's the long rectangular top painted and incised with a reserve of a pair of confronting dragons with flaming pearls, centered by a beribboned basket flanked by rolling waves below and stylized clouds above, all against an iron-red... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2019

A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 1128. A tixi lacquer circular cup stand and a small carved red lacquer box and cover, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644). The cup stand: 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm.) diam. The box and cover: 3 ½ in. (8.9 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The cup stand, carved with a central foliate motif within a raised ring and bead border surrounded by a field of pommel scroll below a band of petals on the sides, repeated on the exterior; the box, of circular form, the domed cover carved with a... [Lire la suite]

18 février 2019

A rare and finely carved red lacquer Daoist scripture box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 809. A rare and finely carved red lacquer Daoist scripture box and cover, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 13 ½ in. (33.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 1,035,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The sliding cover finely carved through the red lacquer layers to the ochre ground with an intricate scene of an assembly of Daoist immortals, each narrow side carved with a five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl amidst clouds... [Lire la suite]
18 février 2019

A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 807. A rare and finely carved red lacquer mallet-form vase, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Carved all over with a graceful and dense design of overlapping peony blossoms and leaves below a band of lingzhi scroll encircling the mouth, the interior and base lacquered black, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Yanagi Takashi, Kyoto, 1993.The Irving Collection, no. 3840. A Rare Peony-Carved Red... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2018

A superb and extremely rare carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Yuan dynasty, first half 14th century

Lot 1223. A superb and extremely rare carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Yuan dynasty, first half 14th century; 14 ½ in. (36.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 180,000 - USD 220,000. Price realised USD 212,5000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tray is exquisitely carved through thick layers of red lacquer with two long-tailed pheasants swooping amidst dense foliage with peony blossoms on the interior, the exterior sides with a classic scroll, and the base is lacquered black. ... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2018

A carved red lacquer bowl with silver liner, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 155. A carved red lacquer bowl with silver liner, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 4¼ in. (10.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The deep rounded sides well carved in relief with birds perched amidst various flowering branches and rocks reserved against a diaper ground above a plain petal-barbed band rising from the countersunk foot, with silver liner, the base lacquered blackish brown. Note: Compare the red lacquer bowl also... [Lire la suite]