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 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]