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]

17 avril 2018

A rare red lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 2109. A rare red lacquer prunus-shaped dish, Song dynasty (960-1279); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2008 The cavetto formed with six petals, each petal well defined with raised radial ridges stopping before a slightly sunken central medallion, the interior and exterior sides covered with a red lacquer, the mouth rim bound with metal, the recessed base with black lacquer bearing a square red lacquer... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Lark Mason Associates Announces Asia Week New York Preview Exhibition, At East 120th St, NYC

A 20th century Chinese Jadeite Censer and Cover. Est.: $40,000/60,000. © Lark Mason Associates NEW-YORK - Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that he will preview his important Spring Asian art auction during Asia Week New York. Over 400 lots will be on view at iGavel’s New York headquarters at 227 East 120th Street, from March 9th -18th. The Asian Works of Art auction goes live on iGavelauctions.com on March 28 and closes on April 18th. Says Lark Mason, “We are delighted to present... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2016

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

Lot 1251. A carved red lacquer circular box and cover, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Both the cover and box are well carved with leafy, fruiting branches, each fruit finely carved with a different diaper pattern and all on a floret-diaper ground. The interior is covered in black lacquer. 3 1/16 in. (7.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Private collection, Toyama, circa 1960s. Note: A red lacquer box and cover of similar size (7.9 cm.)... [Lire la suite]
12 juillet 2014

Fluted Tray, 14th Century, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) - Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Fluted Tray, 14th Century, China, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368) - Ming dynasty (1368-1644), red lacquer, Diameter - w:32.70 cm (w:12 13/16 inches). The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 1988.55, Cleveland Museum of Art © 2013 Cleveland Museum of Art.