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 novembre 2010

A blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing mark and period

A blue and white circular box and cover, Jiajing mark and period. Photo: Sotheby's the upper surface of the cover painted with a frontal five-claw dragon flying amongst cloud scrolls and flames, above a band of two striding dragons, pursuing flaming pearls, with a similar band to the side of the base; 19.2cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000—12,000 GBP. Lot Sold 10,000 GBP Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 10 Nov 10, London www.sothebys.com
28 mars 2009

Fine Iron-Red Coral Ground Floral Circular Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Yongzheng

Fine Iron-Red Coral Ground Floral Circular Box and Cover, Mark and Period of Yongzheng the slightly domed cover with a flat top delicately painted in the reserve on the white body with a mallow floret in the center radiating eight trefoils towards four butterflies with outstretched wings, each confronting a smaller butterfly, bordered around the sides with lotus flowers and buds on a detached acanthus leaf scroll, the sides of the box similarly decorated with butterflies and lotus echoing the design on the cover,... [Lire la suite]