09 mars 2014

A moss agate snuff bottle, 1760-1880

A moss agate snuff bottle, 1760-1880. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed form, the wide lip slightly concave, supported by an oval foot rim surrounding a shallowly recessed foot, with fixed ring mask handles on the sides, the interior very well-hollowed. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€720 - 1,100) Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd, according to label on the foot. Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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09 mars 2014

An agate snuff bottle with horse and pine, 1760-1880

An agate snuff bottle with horse and pine, 1760-1880. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed globular form, with a concave lip, well-hollowed interior and oval foot rim surrounding a flat foot, the natural inclusions carved in high relief to represent a piebald horse beneath a pine with a lingzhi fungus adjacent, reversed by a monkey seated on a rock, holding a peach and coyly glancing over its shoulder. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€1,800 - 2,900) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York -... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2014

A banded agate snuff bottle, 1760-1850

A banded agate snuff bottle, 1760-1850. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened rectangular form, the gently rounded shoulders rising to a short cylindrical neck and flat lip, resting on a wide oval foot rim, the grey-brown stone attractively highlighted with bands of concentric lines ranging from brilliant white to tawny yellow, all flowing horizontally in an arc across the lower body, the interior very well-hollowed. 2 1/8in (5.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€720 - 1,100) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2014

A thumbprint agate snuff bottle, 1750-1880

A thumbprint agate snuff bottle, 1750-1880. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed ovoid form with a flat lip and wide mouth, with a concave foot, the interior well-hollowed, the stone with tones of garnet, white and grey, each side bearing an attractive pattern of concentric rings; 2in (3.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,400 - 2,200) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
08 mars 2014

A nephrite snuff bottle. Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1730-1780

A nephrite snuff bottle. Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1730-1780. Photo Bonhams. Of baluster form, very well hollowed, with a flat lip and shallowly recessed foot; carved in low relief with a repeating pattern of archaistic kui dragons, the surface with overall staining. 2 3/8in (6cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€4,300 - 6,500) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
08 mars 2014

A red glass overlay snuff bottle. Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1720-1770

A red glass overlay snuff bottle. Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1720-1770. Photo Bonhams. Of pear shape, with a flat, flaring lip, and a flat foot, the body suffused with minute bubbles, with a thick ruby red overlay, powerfully carved as two fish amid water plants, the fish's fins deeply cut. 2 7/8in (7.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€5,800 - 8,600) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com


08 mars 2014

An aventurine-style snuff bottle. Likely Imperial Glassworks, Beijing 1736-1800

An aventurine-style snuff bottle. Likely Imperial Glassworks, Beijing 1736-1800. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed form, with a flat lip and straight neck, the oval foot rim surrounding the shallowly recessed flat foot, the interior well-hollowed, the body suffused with minute gold specks. 2 1/2in (6.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,400 - 2,200) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
08 mars 2014

A fine inscribed agate snuff bottle. Attributed to the Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1736-1795

A fine inscribed agate snuff bottle. Attributed to the Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1736-1795. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened shield form, with a flat, flaring lip, and a flat foot, the sides concave, the interior very well-hollowed, with a four-character Qianlong Nian Zhi mark in seal script inscribed to the foot. 2in (5cm)high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€5,800 - 7,200) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York -... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2014

A reticulated soapstone snuff Bottle, 1750-1850

A reticulated soapstone snuff Bottle, 1750-1850. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened gourd form resting on an oval flat base, with a concave lip incised with two characters, the body intricately carved in openwork on each side with two panels forming a double gourd shape to reveal the inner bottle, the neck flanked by two dragon heads in high relief, the interior of the neck threaded, with the scrolling bodies extending down the narrow sides, the bottle extensively and meticulously incised and gilded with stylised waves, the stone of a... [Lire la suite]
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08 mars 2014

Royal Ontario Museum opens gates of China's Forbidden City with new centennial exhibition

Anonymous court painter, Portrait of Emperor Yongzheng in his study. Ink and colour on silk. Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period. Ht. 171.3 cm Wi. 156.5 cm.© The Palace Museum. TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China’s Emperors, presented by the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation with Manulife as Lead Sponsor. The exhibition is on display in the Garfield Weston Exhibition Hall from Saturday, March 8 until Monday, September 1, 2014. Presented in collaboration with Beijing’s Palace Museum,... [Lire la suite]


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