27 mai 2009

A very rare pair of imperial carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' armchairs. Qianlong period (1736-1795)

A very rare pair of imperial carved cinnabar lacquer 'dragon' armchairs. Qianlong period (1736-1795) Each chair elaborately carved through layers of cinnabar lacquer in relief against the dark green keyfret ground, the central back splat curved into a cylindrical scrolled crested rail, decorated with a majestic dragon amongst clouds and waves holding a shou roundel above its head within lotus scroll borders, the dragon motif repeated on the reverse of the back panel and the seat board, the back side panels and the armrests in... [Lire la suite]
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24 mai 2009

A small cinnabar lacquer cabinet, 19th century

A small cinnabar lacquer cabinet, 19th century The hinged cabinet with four compartments at the top, revealing at the interior seven drawers and additional recesses, carved on the front, sides and top with frolicking Buddhist lions amidst fire scrolls, all reserved on a floral diaper ground framed by key-fret borders. Closed 46cm x 29.2cm x 23.5cm (18in x 11½in x 9¼in). Sold for £57,600 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com
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07 avril 2009

A small cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover. Mark and period of Yongle

A small cinnabar lacquer seal paste box and cover. Mark and period of Yongle of compressed globular form delicately carved to reveal the layer of ochre-yellow lacquer beneath the cinnabar-red, the cover with a camellia blossom encircled by scrolling stems and smaller blooms and opening buds, the shallow sides of the box similarly decorated, the interior and base lacquered black, incised on the base with the six-character mark. 6.4 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimate 120,000—150,000 HKD NOTE: Cinnabar lacquer seal paste boxes... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2009

A cinnabar lacquer chrysanthemum tray. Late Yuan / early Ming dynasty

A cinnabar lacquer chrysanthemum tray. Late Yuan / early Ming dynasty of shallow circular form, the interior deeply carved through to the brown ground with three large naturalistic chrysanthemum blooms with multiple attendant buds borne on a leafy scroll, the exterior carved with a wide band of classic scroll cut through to reveal several layers of black. 17.5 cm., 6 7/8 in.. Estimate 120,000—150,000 HKD PROVENANCE: A Japanese Collection, by repute. NOTE: There are several characteristics that help date this dish to... [Lire la suite]
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28 février 2009

A Cinnabar Lacquer 'Tixi' Four-Tiered Box and Cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th / 16th Century

A Cinnabar Lacquer 'Tixi' Four-Tiered Box and Cover, Ming Dynasty, 15th / 16th Century 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in., 21 x 14 x 14 cm. Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD Sotheby's. Chinese Works of Art. 17 Mar 09.New York www.sothebys.com Photo courtesy Sotheby's
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