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]
25 février 2014

I.M. Chait's March 23 auction following Asia Week offers important Chinese ceramics, bronzes, artworks

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Last year I.M. Chait took a different approach in planning their Asia Week sale. Rather than conducting their popular annual auction in New York amid the frenetic activity of Asia Week, they opted to hold the sale in the comfortable, low-key environs of their Beverly Hills gallery. That way, reasoned company founder Isadore M. Chait, visitors traveling from Asia to New York could stop over in Los Angeles and get a relaxed head start on their buying. Chait’s experimental 2013 California-based sale was a smashing... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2014

Chinese carved agate 'monkeys' pendant, Qing dynasty

Chinese carved agate 'monkeys' pendant, Qing dynasty. Photo Freeman's Rectangular translucent stone, darker areas relief carved on both sides with monkeys among rockwork and pine trees. L: 1 7/8 inches, W: 1 1/2 inches. Estimate $800-1,200 Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. Saturday, March 15 at 10am - www.freemansauction.com
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23 février 2014

Three Chinese crystal and glass pendants, Qing dynasty

Three Chinese crystal and glass pendants, Qing dynasty. Photo Freeman's Including a lavender amethyst peach form pendant, a yellow 'shuanghuan' pendant, and a circular rock crystal pendant. L or largest: 2 inches. Estimate $600-800 Freeman's. ASIAN ARTS. Saturday, March 15 at 10am - www.freemansauction.com


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