01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

  A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,300 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. Carefully hollowed with walls of even thickness, the bottle of tapering form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, its shoulders sloping outward towards the recessed base, crisply carved with two faux lion mask-and-ring handles, executed from a nearly flawless transparent stone. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high Provenance: Asiantiques, February, 2012 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,300 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of compressed oval form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip and foot, boldly carved to the front and back in rounded relief with a bat with outstretching wings; the stone slightly crizzled and cloudy. 2 1/8in (5.4cm) high Provenance: The Asian Art Studio, Inc. A. Klein, CA Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, 16 Mar 2015 10:00... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of compressed globular form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, oval foot ring, carved in relief and incised on each side with a pendulating dragon breathing out vapor forming waves; the transparent stone marked with a few darker color spots. 2 7/16in (6.3cm) high Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Singapore Convention, October 2002 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860

An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. The rounded rectangular bottle standing on an oval foot ring, rising to a straight cylindrical neck beneath a very subtly concave lip, carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting an expand of lake surrounded by tree-accented rocky banks under a group of swallows flying high in the sky; the natural cloudy inclusions in the stone well incorporated into the landscape... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will feature an unprecedented series of sales, lectures and public events led by the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, the distinguished American scholar, dealer and collector whose groundbreaking work transformed the study and appreciation of Asian art around the world. The week will present property from several private collections of Indian and Southeast Asian works of art, Chinese paintings, and most notably from The Collection of Julia and John Curtis, a sale of... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

A silver garment hook, daigou, Western Han dynasty

A silver garment hook, daigou, Western Han dynasty. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 15,000 (€11,000 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Finely cast, the curved shaft adorned with a writhing mythical beast with the body of a horse, its musculature expertly rendered and gracefully incised with geometric patterns, the elongated shaft tapering to a dragon head hook, the reverse set with a raised circular knob for attachment, with traces of bright green encrustation. 3 ¾in (9.5cm) long Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co.,... [Lire la suite]


24 février 2015

Bonhams to offer snuff bottles from the private collection of Barbara & Marvin Dicker

 NEW YORK, NY.- New York –Asia Week 2015 at Bonhams New York will begin with a specially curated 100 lot-strong sale of snuff bottles from the Barbara and Marvin Dicker Collection on March 16 at 10am at Bonhams New York. Barbara and Marvin Dicker began collecting snuff bottles in the early 1980s fascinated by their intricate carvings, the natural materials, and the symbolism. Their collection of glass overlays, ceramics, jade and more showcases strong examples of expert carving and intricate decoration, and presents a variety of... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

Freeman's March 14 Asian Arts Auction to offer important imperial works

A heavily cast gilt-bronze bell, bianzhong, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), estimate $100,000-150,000. Photo Freeman's. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Freeman’s Asian Arts March 14 auction will offer an array of important and historic imperial works of art spanning several centuries that promises to attract the interest of serious collectors. The 652 lot sale will commence at 10am on March 14 in Philadelphia before the start of New York Asia Week.  One of the highlights from the auction is lot 65, a heavily cast gilt-bronze... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

Asian art continues to thrive as Chinese buyers gravitate to Internet at LiveAuctioneers

Antique white jade boulder carved to replicate figures on the path to a temple, Chinese, 4 inches tall, sold to a LiveAuctioneers bidder for $173,600 on May 12, 2014 at Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, Florida. Image courtesy of LiveAuctioneers Archive and Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches NEW YORK (NY) – A decade ago, Internet live bidding was primarily a resource favored by collectors of pop-culture memorabilia and more moderately priced merchandise. It was not the realm of high-end art buyers. Today,... [Lire la suite]
27 juillet 2014

Coupe en or en forme de fleur de chrysanthème, 11e siècle, Dynastie Song du Nord (960-1127)

Coupe en forme de fleur de chrysanthème, 11e siècle, Dynastie Song du Nord (960-1127), or martelé, Hauteur : 0.05 m. Diamètre : 0.1 m. MA5119. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques. Photo (C) Musée Guimet, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Jean-Yves et Nicolas Dubois.


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