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]
03 mai 2009

A red lacquer ju-i sceptre of typical 'Dragon Constellation' form.18th century

A red lacquer ju-i sceptre of typical 'Dragon Constellation' form.18th century Decorated with a Daoist Immortal, or other Scholar (possibly Chang Kuo-lao with his bamboo tube) above an arrangement of flowers, a Buddhistic Lion, and a bat (some restoration). 38cm (15in) high. Estimate: £3,000 - 5,000 Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 11 May 2009. Knightsbridge www.bonhams.com (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)
03 mai 2009

A Ming four-tiered red lacquer box and cover. 15th/16th century

A Ming four-tiered red lacquer box and cover. 15th/16th century Carved on the cover with a Scholar, holding a sceptre, and a young acolyte standing beside a pavilion; the exterior of each tier carved with floral designs (some restoration). 13cm (5in) high. Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 Footnote: For a similar Ming box from this genre, see Lot 112 from Christie's 27 November 1967 sale of 'A Celebrated Oriental Collection'. The Christie's example was of very similar dimensions, and was also decorated with a Scholar and two... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2009

A rare red lacquer table. Ming Dynasty

A rare red lacquer table. Ming Dynasty the rectangular top framed by four metal braces on the corners, above a plain beaded apron, all supported on its original shoe feet and T-lattice crossbraces with a horizontal strut separating a single vertical strut above two struts below set between paired legs, the feet tipped with metal fittings, covered overall in a thick nacarat orange lacquer. 44.5 by 140.3 by 64.5 cm 17 1/2 by 55 1/4 by 25 3/8 in. Estimate 800,000—1,200,000 HKD NOTE: Designed as an entirely lacquered... [Lire la suite]
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