01 mai 2011

A tixi cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover. Ming Dynasty, 16th century.

A tixi cinnabar lacquer circular box and cover. Ming Dynasty, 16th century.  Photo Christies Ltd 2011 The upper surface and sides of the cover deeply carved through alternating layers of black, red and yellow lacquer with ruyi scrolls, the base faintly incised with a three-character inscription reading Zhang Cheng zao, or made by Zhang Cheng; 3½ in. (9 cm.) diam. Estimate £8,000 - £12,000 ($13,368 - $20,052) Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art , 10 May 2011. London, King Street www.christies.com
12 avril 2011

A very rare and fine round, carved cinnabar lacquer (tihong) box and cover with peony décor. China, six-character mark Xuande

A very rare and fine round, carved cinnabar lacquer (tihong) box and cover with peony décor. China, six-character mark Xuande and of the period or earlier. photo Nagel Auktionen The surface of the cover is delicately carved in deep, smooth relief of red lacquer. D. 22,2 cm. Estimate 100000 / 150000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. May 6th 2011 www.auction.de
11 novembre 2010

Important Chinese Lacquer from Japanese Collections @ Bonhams

A fine large tixi black lacquer carved circular dish. Song-Yuan Dynasty © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The interior deeply carved through the layers of thick black lacquer with a central flower head, surrounded by three registers of concentric ruyi-heads, the exterior with a further band of ruyi, the base lacquered black, Japanese wood box; 32cm (12½in) diam. (2). Estimate: £50,000 - 60,000, HKD 610,000 - 740,000, USD 79,000 - 95,000 The term tixi can be literally translated as 'carved rhinoceros', and is recorded in use... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2010

An rare pair of Cinnabar Lacquer 'Ribbon-tied' boxes. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

An rare pair of Cinnabar Lacquer 'Ribbon-tied' boxes. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's each imitating two bound books enclosed by a cover, with the shorter sides of the boxes with finely carved and painted wood simulating the pages of the books carried within, each concealing two drawers, the covers intricately carved overall with small octagonal panels framing bats alternating with flowers around a central flower or shou character, carved in high relief and painted in trompe l'oeil with a black lacquer... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2010

Three cinnabar lacquer boxes and covers. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period @ Sotheby's

A cinnabar lacquer box and cover. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo Sotheby's of circular form, the domed cover carved with a central floral medallion with various flowers and lingzhi fungus, encircled by sprigs of various flowers including peonies, prunus, chrysanthemum, and lotus, all reserved on a diaper ground and enclosed by a circular key-fret border with a band of lappets, the curved sides further decorated with various flowers and fruits including lychee, pomegranate, and melon - 21.2 cm., 8 1/4 in. Est.... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

A carved cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. 16th/17th century.

A carved cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. 16th-17th century. photo Bonhams The domed circular cover deftly carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer to depict a luohan seated upon a rock beneath a pine tree, wearing loosely-fitted robes open to the waist, his right arm raised holding a ring which he is using to tame a tiger, all set against wanzi and wave diaper grounds, the box carved with pierced rockwork and clouds against similar grounds, the base and interiors lacquered black. 8.7cm (3½in) diam. (2). Estimate:... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

A cinnabar lacquer 'prunus' box and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A cinnabar lacquer 'prunus' box and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century. photo Sotheby's of compressed circular form, the cover carved in high relief with a prunus blossom spray amid drifting cloud swirls, the box resting on a slightly countersunk base and similarly decorated with a prunus spray and cloud swirls, the interiors lacquered black - 8.3 cm., 3 1/4 in. Est. 50,000—70,000 HKD. Lot Sold 87,500 HKD PROVENANCE: A Private Japanese Collection. Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART. 08 Apr 10. Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2010

A cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. Late Ming Dynasty

A cinnabar lacquer incense box and cover. Late Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams Of circular form, the domed cover carved with Budai seated on a rock and waving a fan above the heads of two clambering boys, approached by a third boy bearing a ruyi sceptre, all against a foliate diaper ground, the sides of the base carved with blossoming peonies against a similar ground, the interiors and base lacquered black. 8.1cm (3¼in) diam. (2). Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000, HK$35,000 - 59,000 Footnote: Compare an incense box and cover, formerly in... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2009

Sotheby's Hong Kong Autumn Sales : Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

Hong Kong, August 2009 Sotheby’s Hong Kong Autumn Sales 2009 will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 to 8 October 2009. This sales series will offer over 2,300 lots of Modern and Contemporary Chinese and Southeast Asian Art, traditional Chinese paintings, fine Chinese ceramics and works of art as well as jewellery, watches and wine with a total estimate in excess of HK$780 million / US$100 million*. Selected highlights will be showcased during travelling exhibitions across Asia and in New York in August... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2009

An imperial cinnabar lacquer cup. Qianlong

An imperial cinnabar lacquer cup. Qianlong the deep U-shaped body rising from a short narrow foot to a flaring rim, finely and deeply carved around the exterior through the red lacquer layers to a black ground with eight lanca characters amidst leafy lotus strapwork panels and above a lotus-lappet band, the interior with a gilt-bronze liner. 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. Est. 15,000—20,000 GBP. Lot Sold 18,750 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. 13 May 09. London www.sothebys.com
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