30 mai 2020

A red lacquer recessed-leg wine table, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 5031. A red lacquer recessed-leg wine table, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 87.8 by 106.8 by 66.8 cm, 34 1/2  by 42 by 26 1/4  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 50,000 HKD (5,916 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the frame top of standard mitre, mortise and tenon construction with exposed tenons on the short sides, the edge of the frame moulding downward and inward and ending in a thin band, resting atop a curvilinear apron set flush with the tapering legs in... [Lire la suite]

26 mai 2020

A red lacquer cup stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)

Lot 3269. A red lacquer cup stand, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate $10,000– $12,000. Price Realized $37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The thin-walled cup stand is made in the shape of a shallow dish centered by a hollow cup holder with rounded, tapering sides positioned above the integral, hollow pedestal foot, and is covered on the exterior with dark red lacquer and on the interior with black lacquer. The rims have narrow metal mounts, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2020

A carved tixi red lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 79. A carved tixi red lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 41⁄4 in. (10.9 cm) diam. Estimate: HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000 (EUR 12,276 - EUR 18,414). Price Realised: HKD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. There is an apocryphal signature reading ‘Zhang Cheng zao’ on the base, Japanese wood box. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April
24 février 2020

A carved red lacquer 'Nine dragon' box and cover, Qianlong six-character incised and gilded mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1446. A carved red lacquer red lacquer 'Nine dragon' box and cover, Qianlong six-character incised and gilded mark and of the period (1736-1795); 11 5/8 in. (29.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 158,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The top well carved with a writhing three-clawed dragon encircled by four other dragons striding amidst churning waves, the sides of the box similarly decorated, the details of the waves and scales finely rendered, all supported on a... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2020

A rare carved red lacquer hanging display cabinet, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 1353. A rare carved red lacquer hanging display cabinet, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 27¾ x 25¼ in. (70.5 x 64.1 cm.) Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 122,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of rectangular section with an angular scroll top, divided into nine symmetrically arranged compartments of different shape, each outlined by a diaper surround incorporating a sinuous dragon and raised scroll borders of foliate and angular scrolls, with black lacquer interiors, the back and sides also... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2020

An extremely rare imperial carved red lacquer and iron matchlock musket, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 1447. An extremely rare imperial carved red lacquer and iron matchlock musket, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 61 3/8 in. (155.9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 700,000. Price realised USD 578,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The gently curved stock carved on either side with a five-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl amidst clouds above the butt carved with a series of lappets and central flower head, the lengthy forestock elaborately carved as a series of... [Lire la suite]

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]