02 juin 2011

Christie's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Sales Achieve a Combined Total US$106,700,995

A fine and extremely rare falangcai ‘kui dragons’ bowl . Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 HONG KONG.-Christie’s Spring 2011 Chinese Ceramics Works of Art Sale in Hong Kong achieved a combined total of HK$829,712,250/US$106,700,995 from its four sales on 1 June, 2011. The top lot of the day was a fine and extremely rare falangcai ‘kui dragons’ bowl, Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795) which sold for HK$60,020,000/US$7,718,572... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2011

Chinoiseries @ Christie's Ineriors

A chinoiserie black japanned display cabinet. early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 The central glazed door enclosing two glass shelves and glazed sides above a central panel depicting traditional figures sitting amidst buildings flanked by two floral panels to each side on a plinth base, 87 in. (221 cm.) high; 51 in. (129.5 cm.) wide; 15 in. (38 cm.) deep. Estimate £1,000 - £1,500 - Price Realized £7,500 A chinoiserie black lacquer caned bergere suite. early 20th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2011 ... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2011

Chinese Tixi Black Lacquer Dish. Yuan-Ming Dynasty

Chinese Tixi Black Lacquer Dish. Yuan-Ming Dynasty. photo courtesy Doyle New York Of rounded shallow shape, carved in relief through layers of black and red with ruyi scrolls around a central floret, the reverse with deeply carved classic scrolls, Japanese wood box. Diameter 11 3/4 inches. Estimate $4,000-6,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
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27 décembre 2010

Yuan Metalware & Lacquer in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum, New York

Dish in the Shape of Four Ruyi with Floral Design, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gold with repoussé and chased decoration; Diam. 6 5/16 in. (16 cm). Lent by Nanjing Museum This gold dish is exemplary of gold work from South China. Its form and decoration are entirely Chinese and have no relation to the gold objects on view elsewhere in the exhibition, which bear the influence of the Mongolian steppe. The Yuan dynasty was one of the most innovative periods in the decorative arts of China. The native arts of pottery and... [Lire la suite]
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 janvier 2010

An important commode, possibly by Giles Grendey. England, circa 1735.

An important commode, possibly by Giles Grendey. England, circa 1735. Of black lacquer. The serpentine fronted top with moulded edge with stylized foliate decoration centred by an oriental scene inside a decorative border flanked by oriental figures, the top above two conforming doors to the front with chinoiserie decoration within a diaper pattern border flanked by serpentine-fronted single doors each depicting an oriental figure within a diaper pattern border, the central doors opening to reveal an interior fitted... [Lire la suite]
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27 juin 2009

A gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black lacquer commode stamped P. Roussel. Louis XV, circa 1745

A gilt-bronze-mounted Chinese black lacquer commode stamped P. Roussel. Louis XV, circa 1745 marble top associated; mounts regilt. 86.5cm high, 134cm. wide, 66cm. deep;2ft. 10in., 4ft. 4 1/2in, 2ft. 2in. Est. 100,000—150,000 GBP PROVENANCE: Sold, lot 358, Christie's, Monaco, 20th June 1994 (1,635,000FF) LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Visions of the East at Partridge, 5th November to 19th December, 1999, p. 26, illustrated. NOTE: Comparative Literature:Pierre Kjellberg, Le mobilier Français du XVIII... [Lire la suite]
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09 mai 2009

A circular box and cover with black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, late Ming or early Qing dynasty

A circular box and cover with black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, late Ming or early Qing dynasty, 16th/17th Century The top of the lid depicts the meeting of scholars at a pavilion in a garden with some guests arriving on horse. D. 15 cm. Est. 6 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
09 mai 2009

A very large peach shaped sweet box with black lacquer and mother -of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, 1st half of Qing dynasty

A very large peach shaped sweet box with black lacquer and mother-of-pearl inlays (luodian), China, 1st half of Qing dynasty, 17th/18th C. probably Kangxi era (1662-1722) On the lid is depicted a scene of the Daoist paradise. D. 44,8 cm. Est. 6 000 € Nagel Auctions. Asian Art. 8th May 2009. www.auction.de
07 avril 2009

A black lacquer box and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century

A black lacquer box and cover. Ming dynasty, 16th century of rectangular section, the cover freely carved with a large peony bloom on leafy and slender budding stems, the petals and fleshy leaves incised to render veining, surrounded by smaller blooms, tight and opening buds, the box similary decorated with luxuriant peony blooms surrounded by a meander of stems and a profusion of foliage and buds, the interiors and base lacquered deep brown. 19.5 cm., 7 5/8 in. Estimate 80,000—120,000 HKD Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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