17 avril 2015

A pair of blue glass dishes, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pair of blue glass dishes, Qing dynasty, 19th century.  Estimate HK$50,000 - HK$80,000 ($6,500-10,000). Unsold. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each dish with shallow, rounded sides rising from the ring foot to the flat rim. The base is decorated with a gilt shou character. 8º in. (21 cm.) diam., stands, box (2) Property from the collection of Geronimo Berenguer De Los Reyes, Jr. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor

17 avril 2015

A pair of carved blue glass bowls, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pair of carved blue glass bowls, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate HK$50,000 - HK$80,000 ($6,481 - $10,369). Price Realized HK$62,500 ($8,101). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each bowl of rich sapphire-blue tone is well carved in relief to the sides with four cartouches, each enclosing a bird amongst floral sprays. 6 1/4 in. (16 cm.) diam., wood stands, box (2) Provenance: Jade House  Property from the collection of Geronimo Berenguer De Los Reyes, Jr. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE -... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

A blue glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A blue glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate HK$80,000 - HK$120,000 ($10,369 - $15,553). Price Realized HK$87,500 ($11,341). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase has a globular body that rises to a slightly flared neck. The semi-translucent glass is of an azure-blue tone. 9 3/4 in. (24.7 cm.) high, box  Provenance: P. C. Lu & Sons Ltd., Hong Kong  Property from the collection of Geronimo Berenguer De Los Reyes, Jr. Note: Compare with a similar vase... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

An opaque red-overlay yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

An opaque red-overlay yellow glass bottle vase, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate HK$60,000 - HK$80,000 ($7,777 - $10,369- $15,553). Price Realized HK$75,000 ($9,721). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The thick-walled vase is carved through the red outer layer to the golden-yellow body with floral sprays and rockwork on the bulbous body, beneath a chilong on the tall tubular neck. 6.5 in. (16.7 cm.) high  Provenance: P. C. Lu & Sons Ltd., Hong Kong  Property from... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

A carved red-overlay white glass vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A carved red-overlay white glass vase, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate HK$90,000 - HK$120,000 ($11,665 - $15,553). Price Realized HK$100,000 ($12,961). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is carved through the deep red layer to the opaque white ground with two phoenixes among pine trees and rockwork. 5 3/4 in. (14.5 cm.) high, stand, box  Property from the collection of Geronimo Berenguer De Los Reyes, Jr. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

A pair of carved green glass bowls, Qing dynasty, 19th century

A pair of carved green glass bowls, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate HK$40,000 - HK$60,000 ($5,184 - $7,777). Price Realized HK$137,500 ($17,821). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The exterior is boldly carved in relief with two leafy blossoming branches, each perched on top with a bird. The bowl is supported on a slightly splayed foot encircling the recessed base that is incised with a four-charactetr Qianlong mark. The glass is of a deep emerald-green tone. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm.) diam., wood stands... [Lire la suite]

17 avril 2015

A pair of green glass double-gourd vases, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A pair of green glass double-gourd vases, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate HK$120,000 - HK$180,000 ($15,553 - $23,330). Price Realized HK$150,000 ($19,442). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each vase is supported on a short foot rising to a compressed globular lower section and an elongated bulbous upper section. The metal is of an even opaque apple-green tone. 8 3/4 in. (22.3 cm.) high, stands, box (2)  Provenance: Horstmann and Godfrey  Property from the collection of Geronimo... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

A red glass octagonal vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

A red glass octagonal vase, Qing dynasty (1644-1911).  Estimate HK$200,000 - HK$400,000 ($25,922 - $51,844). Price Realized HK$225,000 ($29,162). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The vase is of octagonal form with a compressed globular body rising to a tall neck supported on a slightly flaring foot of conforming shape. The metal is of an even red tone with various hues of orange, brown and white forming irregular swirls. The base is incised with a apocryphal Qianlong mark. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.) high,... [Lire la suite]
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17 avril 2015

A red-overlay white glass vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795)

A red-overlay white glass vase, Qianlong incised four-character mark within a double square and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate HK$80,000 - HK$150,000 ($10,369 - $19,442). Price Realized HK$275,000 ($35,643). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The pear shaped body is decorated with reddish-pink overlay very thinly and finely carved to the opaque white ground with butterflies and flowers. 6 3/8 in. (16 cm.) high  Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2015

Seed photos in macro by Rob Kesseler

  Bulbostylis hispidula, a seed photo in macro by Rob Kesseler   Castilleja flava, a seed photo in macro by Rob Kesseler   Commelinaceae sp, a seed photo in macro by Rob Kesseler.   Hackelia sp, a seed photo in macro by Rob Kesseler   Hippocrepis unisiliquosa, a seed photo in macro by Rob Kesseler   Scutellaria galericulata, a seed photo in macro by Rob Kesseler.   Wild raspberry, Rubus phoenicolasius, a photo in closeup by Rob Kesseler Photos by courtesy of Rob Kesseler