04 juillet 2011

Cleveland Museum of Art Acquires Rare 13th Century Chinese Carved Lacquer Box

Round box with decoration of two birds and peonies, China, late Southern Song to early Yuan dynasty, late 13th century. Carved lacquer;d: 40 cm x h: 20 cm. CLEVELAND, OH.- A late 13th-century Chinese carved lacquer box, one of the most significant and exquisite examples of its type, has been approved by the Collections Committee of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees. The Chinese lacquer box further enhances the museum’s renowned Asian art collection, as the museum moves toward the completion of its transformational... [Lire la suite]
06 juin 2011

Massive Qianlong Lacquer Vase Highlights June Auction In San Francisco

A fine red, black and yellow carved lacquer baluster vase, 18th Century. Estimate $80,000-120,000. Photo Bonhams San Francisco - Summer begins with a wealth of Chinese art at Bonhams & Butterfields, with fine objects in every collecting category going on the auction block June 21 at 10 a.m. A rare carved red, lacquer vase, Qianlong, discovered in an East Coast private collection, is a star lot and cover of the catalogue (est. $80,000-120,000). Carved with classic taotie masks, enclosed in stiff lappet bands on a ground of... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2010

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)

A pair of rare Imperial zitan-framed gilt-bronze and lacquer Ning-xi panels. Late Qianlong period (1736-95)  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Each rectangular panel embossed with the characters ning xi written in xingshu and picked out in red lacquer, reserved on a dense ground of gilt vaporous clouds and writhing long-bodied scaly dragons, the frames with canted corners and applied with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, in gilt-bronze and paste-set gems, interspersed with delicately-carved ivory plaques, the tops... [Lire la suite]
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01 octobre 2010

A fine and rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Immortals' box and cover. Qianlong Mark And Per

A fine and rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Immortals' box and cover. Qianlong Mark And Period.  photo courtesy Sotheby's of hexalobed form, the domed cover with a central hexalobed medallion and with six further medallions repeated on the sides, each intricately carved in various levels of relief to reveal the layers of red, ochre and green lacquer with a scholar and attendants engaged in leisurely pursuits in different garden settings, the box similarly decorated with six panels each featuring scholars in... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2010

Bui Huu Hung: "Recollection" @ Apricot Gallery, London

Bui Huu Hung, Emperor, Lacquer on canvas, h: 135 x w: 127 cm / h: 53.1 x w: 50 in. photo courtesy Apricot Gallery Bui Huu Hung, Royal Empress II. Lacquer on canvas, h: 135 x w: 127 cm / h: 53.1 x w: 50 in. photo courtesy Apricot Gallery.  Recollection opens on Thursday 30th September 2010 and will introduce new works by the Vietnamese contemporary artist Bui Huu Hung. His works are striking traditional Vietnamese lacquer paintings with a contemporary twist, centred on a common theme - recollection and memory. Hung’s... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2010

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Knick-knack Peddler' box and cover. Jiajing mark and periodA very rare carved polychrome

A very rare carved polychrome lacquer 'Knick-knack Peddler' box and cover. Jiajing mark and period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the straight-sided domed cover finely carved through the cinnabar, yellow and green lacquer with a raised medallion of eight children surrounding a jovial and bearded peddler carrying a massive horn-like yoke on his back from which is strapped a pair of rattan arches, each balancing a large balustraded square basket filled with carved lacquer vases, food containers and tall rattan canes... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2010

Two Japanese cinnabar lacquer on bronze snuff bottles, 1800-1900 & Meiji period

A Japanese cinnabar lacquer on bronze snuff bottle. 1800-1900. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened spade shape below a cylindrical neck and metal-bound mouth, resting on a flat oval base, finely carved with a continuous field of magnolia blossoms and leaves, one face depicting a phoenix elegantly perched on a stem, the gilded bronze base incised with an apocryphal four-character Qianlong nianzhi mark; height 2 3/4 in., 7 cm - Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 20,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 2nd... [Lire la suite]
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02 mai 2010

Ah Xian, Human Human, lacquered busts

Ah Xian, Human, Human – Gold Lacquer Bust 1 –Landscape, 2001, Gold leaf, lacquer with landscape, 44 x 45.5 x 27 cm. Gemeentemuseum. Courtesy of Gemeentemuseum Den Haag Ah Xian's 2008 exhibition the five Period Rooms at the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague. photo from www.flickr.com Ah Xian, Human Human-Dragon (photo www.australianedge.net) The lustrous yet durable surface of lacquer is achieved by painting multiple layers of the sap from the native Chinese rhus verniciflua tree onto a base material. Ah Xian’s busts in... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2010

Chinese tables, 18th-19th century from the Collection of Mrs. Charles Wrightsman: The London Residence

A pair of Chinese black and gilt lacquer small tables, 18th century. photo Sotheby's height 18 in.; width 14 1/4 in.; depth 14 1/4 in. 49 cm; 36.5 cm; 36.5 cm. Est. 1,200—1,800 USD. Lot Sold 30,000 USD PROVENANCE: Harold Eberhard, 1974 A pair of Chinese circular black and gilt lacquer small tables, 19th century. photo Sotheby's height 14 1/2 in.; diameter of top 11 in. 37 cm; 28 cm. Est. 200—300 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: Mallett, London, 1972 A Chinese black and gilt lacquer low table, 19th... [Lire la suite]
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04 avril 2010

Ming dynasty artifacts @ Christie's Interiors, 6 - 7 April 2010, New York

A chinese porcelain blue and white bowl, Ming dynasty (late 15th/16th century). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 6 1/8in. (15.6cm.) diameter. Est. $2,000 - $3,000 A chinese painted wood figure of Guanyin. Yuan/Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high, stand - Est. $2,000 - $3,000 A massive chinese glazed ceramic head of a Luohan. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2010 15½in. (39.5cm.) high - Est. $1,000 - $1,500 Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections ... [Lire la suite]