Important Chinese Lacquer from the Lee Family Collection

Christie's
1 December 2009, Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Datum der Auktion: 01.12.2009

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A RARE BLACK LACQUER BRACKET-LOBED DISH

A RARE BLACK LACQUER BRACKET-LOBED DISH
A RARE BLACK LACQUER BRACKET-LOBED DISH YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The cavetto formed by eight bracket-lobes encircling the slightly sunken central medallion, the exterior of conforming shape, raised on a short foot ring, covered overall with an attractive

Los #: 1801

Schätzpreis: 100.000 HK$ - 150.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE BLACK LACQUER BOWLSTAND, ZHANTUO

A RARE BLACK LACQUER BOWLSTAND, ZHANTUO
A RARE BLACK LACQUER BOWLSTAND, ZHANTUO YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The upper section with gently rounded sides forming a receptacle with a slightly inverted mouth rim, the hollow interior continuing to a splayed cylindrical foot, below a flange with a gently

Los #: 1802

Schätzpreis: 100.000 HK$ - 150.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A VERY RARE CHRYSANTHEMUM-SHAPED BLACK LACQUER DISH

A VERY RARE CHRYSANTHEMUM-SHAPED BLACK LACQUER DISH
A VERY RARE CHRYSANTHEMUM-SHAPED BLACK LACQUER DISH SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The shallow dish with an everted lobed rim reflecting the shape of the chrysanthemum petals forming the cavetto, the exterior of conforming floral shape, resting on a

Los #: 1803

Schätzpreis: 200.000 HK$ - 300.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE CARVED TIXI BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY

A RARE CARVED TIXI BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY
A RARE CARVED TIXI BLACK LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368) The elongated rectangular tray with indented corners, well carved through layers of black and red lacquer with a band of ruyi heads encircling a row of paired ruyi , the

Los #: 1804

Schätzpreis: 150.000 HK$ - 200.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A VERY RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CUPSTAND

A VERY RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CUPSTAND
A VERY RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CUPSTAND SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) With shallow rounded sides, the interior delicately carved with four large peony blooms separated by leafy vines, reserved on a yellow lacquer diaper-ground, between key-fret bands at

Los #: 1805

Schätzpreis: 200.000 HK$ - 300.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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AN EXTREMELY RARE CARVED BLACK AND CINNABAR LACQUER 'ROSE' C...

AN EXTREMELY RARE CARVED BLACK AND CINNABAR LACQUER 'ROSE' CIRCULAR DISH
AN EXTREMELY RARE CARVED BLACK AND CINNABAR LACQUER 'ROSE' CIRCULAR DISH SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The dish with low rounded sides and an everted rim, the interior finely carved through the black lacquer to the cinnabar ground

Los #: 1806

Schätzpreis: 400.000 HK$ - 600.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A BLACK LACQUER BRACKET-LOBED TRAY

A BLACK LACQUER BRACKET-LOBED TRAY
A BLACK LACQUER BRACKET-LOBED TRAY SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) The shallow tray with a slightly sunken central medallion and gently curved cavetto below an everted barbed mouthrim, supported on a tall splayed foot, covered overall with a brownish-black lacquer

Los #: 1807

Schätzpreis: 200.000 HK$ - 300.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER DISH

A RARE CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER DISH
A RARE CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER DISH SONG DYNASTY (960-1279) Carved through layers of red and black lacquer in the centre with a hexagonal flower head, surrounded by two registers of concentric ruyi -heads, the exterior with a further band of ruyi , the

Los #: 1808

Schätzpreis: 150.000 HK$ - 200.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER LOBED TRAY

A RARE CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER LOBED TRAY
A RARE CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER LOBED TRAY SONG-YUAN DYNASTY (960-1368) Of mallow-flower form, deeply carved through layers of red and black lacquer with two tiers of ruyi scrolls around a central hexagonal motif of stylised tendrils, the reverse

Los #: 1809

Schätzpreis: 600.000 HK$ - 800.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A VERY RARE LARGE FLORAL-LOBED BLACK LACQUER 'CAMELLIA' DISH...

A VERY RARE LARGE FLORAL-LOBED BLACK LACQUER 'CAMELLIA' DISH
A VERY RARE LARGE FLORAL-LOBED BLACK LACQUER 'CAMELLIA' DISH YUAN DYNASTY, 14TH CENTURY The interior deeply carved through the thick black lacquer to the buff ground with leafy camellia branches with four large flowerheads and numerous

Los #: 1810

Schätzpreis: 1.500.000 HK$ - 2.000.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER FOLIATED OVAL TRAY

A FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER FOLIATED OVAL TRAY
A FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER FOLIATED OVAL TRAY YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The interior carved with a sampan anchored beside a willow tree issuing from a rockwork bank, at one end of the boat a seated figure is depicted with his feet dangling

Los #: 1811

Schätzpreis: 700.000 HK$ - 900.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A VERY RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER

A VERY RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER
A VERY RARE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The upper surface exquisitely carved with two figures beside a lake standing beneath a pine and wutong tree, all set within a rocky landscape under stylised ruyi head cloud

Los #: 1812

Schätzpreis: 700.000 HK$ - 900.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR DISH

A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR DISH
A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER CIRCULAR DISH YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) With shallow rounded sides, the interior deeply carved with a dense overlapping floral design in two registers, the upper depicting peonies, the lower pomegranate, the reverse with a band of

Los #: 1813

Schätzpreis: 300.000 HK$ - 400.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'PEONY' SQUARE TRAY

A MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'PEONY' SQUARE TRAY
A MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'PEONY' SQUARE TRAY MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY The tray with indented corners, decorated to the front with a large peony blossom surrounded by further peony sprays, finely incised to simulate veining in the petals and leaves

Los #: 1814

Schätzpreis: 100.000 HK$ - 150.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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AN EXCEPTIONALLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR B...

AN EXCEPTIONALLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER
AN EXCEPTIONALLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR BOX AND COVER YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The cover deeply carved through the layers of cinnabar lacquer with a pair of sinuous four-clawed dragons confronting a 'flaming

Los #: 1815

Schätzpreis: 600.000 HK$ - 800.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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AN EXTREMELY RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SIX-T...

AN EXTREMELY RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SIX-TIERED BOX AND COVER
AN EXTREMELY RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SIX-TIERED BOX AND COVER YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) Of square section, the cover carved in deep relief to the buff-ground with two birds in flight, their feathers

Los #: 1816

Schätzpreis: 2.000.000 HK$ - 3.000.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A MAGNIFICENT EARLY MING LARGE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SQUAR...

A MAGNIFICENT EARLY MING LARGE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SQUARE TRAY
A MAGNIFICENT EARLY MING LARGE CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER SQUARE TRAY HONGWU PERIOD (1368-1398) Deeply carved through the thick red layers to the centre with a pictorial landscape depicting two equestrian scholar officials arriving at a

Los #: 1818

Schätzpreis: 10.000.000 HK$ - 15.000.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE AND FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'CAMELLIA' BOX AND...

A RARE AND FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'CAMELLIA' BOX AND COVER
A RARE AND FINELY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'CAMELLIA' BOX AND COVER YONGLE PERIOD, INSCRIBED YONGLE AND XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARKS (1403-1425) Of circular section, the top of the cover carved and incised through layers of lacquer with

Los #: 1819

Schätzpreis: 1.200.000 HK$ - 1.500.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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AN EARLY MING SUPERBLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER FOLIATED DISH...

AN EARLY MING SUPERBLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER FOLIATED DISH
AN EARLY MING SUPERBLY CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER FOLIATED DISH YONGLE PERIOD, INSCRIBED YONGLE AND XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARKS (1403-1425) Well carved on the front interior medallion with a landscape scene depicting a scholar seated at a

Los #: 1820

Schätzpreis: 2.500.000 HK$ - 3.000.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE PAIR OF TIBETO-CHINESE ENGRAVED AND GILT-DECORATED RE...

A RARE PAIR OF TIBETO-CHINESE ENGRAVED AND GILT-DECORATED RED-LACQUERED WOOD SUTRA COVERS
A RARE PAIR OF TIBETO-CHINESE ENGRAVED AND GILT-DECORATED RED-LACQUERED WOOD SUTRA COVERS YONGLE PERIOD (1403-1425) One side of each panel slightly arched and finely engraved and gilded in qiangjin technique in

Los #: 1821

Schätzpreis: 400.000 HK$ - 500.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON...

AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' BOWLSTAND
AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' BOWLSTAND XUANDE SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1426-1435) Carved around the gently rounded metal-bodied sides through the layers of lustrous deep crimson

Los #: 1822

Schätzpreis: 1.200.000 HK$ - 1.500.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A MAGNIFICENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT OCTAGONAL INLAID MOTHER-O...

A MAGNIFICENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT OCTAGONAL INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL LACQUER BOX AND COVER
A MAGNIFICENT AND HIGHLY IMPORTANT OCTAGONAL INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL LACQUER BOX AND COVER YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The top of the box finely inlaid with mother-of-pearl to depict Shoulao descending from the sky

Los #: 1823

Schätzpreis: 0 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL BLACK LACQUER TABLE SCREEN

A RARE INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL BLACK LACQUER TABLE SCREEN
A RARE INLAID MOTHER-OF-PEARL BLACK LACQUER TABLE SCREEN YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368) The panel supported on a stand formed by two scroll feet and vertical posts flanking either side with spandrels in red lacquer on the sides and underneath the

Los #: 1825

Schätzpreis: 150.000 HK$ - 200.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE AND FINELY CARVED MING CINNABAR LACQUER TABLE SCREEN

A RARE AND FINELY CARVED MING CINNABAR LACQUER TABLE SCREEN
A RARE AND FINELY CARVED MING CINNABAR LACQUER TABLE SCREEN HONGZHI PERIOD (1488-1505) The rectangular panel with wooden body and canted corners, carved on both sides with intricate pictorial scenes through layers of cinnabar lacquer

Los #: 1827

Schätzpreis: 2.000.000 HK$ - 3.000.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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AN EXTREMELY RARE MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX'...

AN EXTREMELY RARE MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' MIRROR BOX AND COVER
AN EXTREMELY RARE MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON AND PHOENIX' MIRROR BOX AND COVER JIAJING INCISED AND GILT SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1522-1566) The box of rounded shape with a vertical panel for the mirror

Los #: 1828

Schätzpreis: 1.000.000 HK$ - 1.500.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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TWO IMPORTANT IMPERIAL MING CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER STATIO...

TWO IMPORTANT IMPERIAL MING CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER STATIONERY CHESTS
TWO IMPORTANT IMPERIAL MING CARVED POLYCHROME LACQUER STATIONERY CHESTS JIAJING PERIOD (1522-1566) Each of rectangular section with detachable front panels concealing ten graduated drawers, carved through layers of red, green

Los #: 1829

Schätzpreis: 4.000.000 HK$ - 6.000.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER DISH

A CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER DISH
A CARVED TIXI CINNABAR LACQUER DISH MING DYNASTY, 15TH CENTURY With shallow rounded sides, well carved in deep relief through layers of red and black lacquer with bands of ruyi scrolls centering on a stylised flower-head, the reverse with a further band of ruyi

Los #: 1830

Schätzpreis: 60.000 HK$ - 80.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER TRAY

A MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER TRAY
A MING CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER TRAY MING DYNASTY, 16TH CENTURY The rectangular tray with canted corners, the interior freely carved with a fenced garden terrace and various figures enjoying dance and wine, surrounded by a rocky riverscape, enclosed within a

Los #: 1831

Schätzpreis: 100.000 HK$ - 150.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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AN EXTREMELY RARE MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR DI...

AN EXTREMELY RARE MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR DISH
AN EXTREMELY RARE MING CINNABAR LACQUER 'DRAGON' CIRCULAR DISH LONGQING INCISED AND GILT SIX-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1567-1572) The circular dish with deep rounded sides, the interior finely carved in high relief to the buff

Los #: 1832

Schätzpreis: 300.000 HK$ - 400.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009

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A RARE MING POLYCHROME LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY

A RARE MING POLYCHROME LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY
A RARE MING POLYCHROME LACQUER RECTANGULAR TRAY WANLI PERIOD (1573-1620) The interior with central ogival panel deeply carved with two birds amidst sprays of hibiscus in a rocky garden setting against a yellow ground of air and land-diaper, all

Los #: 1834

Schätzpreis: 400.000 HK$ - 600.000 HK$

Datum: 01.12.2009