20 mars 2008

A fine carved Suzhou agate snuff bottle - Zhiting School, 1740-1820

A fine carved Suzhou agate snuff bottle - Zhiting School, 1740-1820Of flattened form with slightly concave lip and recessed convex foot surrounded by a footrim, finely carved through the darker brown area of the stone with a bird perched on a flowering peony branch issuing from pierced rockwork, the other main side carved with a waterfall beneath wispy clouds and with a seven-character inscription in running script reading, "As the breeze blows through the flowers, it carries away a fragrant scent," aquamarine stopper,... [Lire la suite]
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14 mars 2008

Une magnifique coupe à libation "chilong" en corne de rhinocéros d'époque Qianlong chez Christie's HK

A magnificent and finely carved archaistic rhinoceros horn ‘chilong’ libation cup, Qianlong period (1736-1795), Estimate: HK$ 3,000,000 – 4,000,000 / US$ 380,000 – 500,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2008 HONG KONG.-Christie’s announced that it will offer Important Chinese Rhinoceros-Horn Carvings from the Songzhutang Collection on May 27 in Hong Kong. This collection, passionately collected over several decades, offers 30 rare and important examples of rhinoceros horn carvings and is one of the finest known private collections... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2008

Three amber snuff bottles

Three amber snuff bottles One depicting a squirrel nibbling on a cluster of grapes, carnelian stopper; one of flattened form depicting a squirrel scampering over a vine-covered gourd, serpentine stopper; and one in the shape of a faceted garden rock, carnelian stopper. 3 to 5.5cm high - Sold for $2,000 plus Premium and tax (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Asian Decorative Art, 3 Mar 2008. 220 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco
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13 mars 2008

Two opal snuff bottles

Two opal snuff bottles One carved with a turtle, baby boy and large dragon fish rising from waves, coral stopper; and one depicting a baby boy climbing onto the back of Liu Hai's three-legged toad, coral stopper. 6 and 5.5cm long - Estimate: $500 - 700 - Unsold. (Copyright © 2002-2007 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved) Bonhams. Asian Decorative Art, 3 Mar 2008. 220 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco
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10 mars 2008

Chine. Nécessaire à opium

Belle pipe à opium en ivoire patiné, porte -fourneau en forme de citrouille baguée d'argent. Fourneau en terre rouge d'Yixing motif de sapèques. Long.: 35 cm.  Estimé : 5 000 / 5 500 € Couteau à opium, manche en corne et lame en paitung. Long.: 18 cm. Estimé : 260 / 300 € Rare lampe de voyage en paitung. Frises finement ajourée. Verre à facettes.  Estimé : 1 500 / 1 800 € Théière en porcelaine blanc et bleu à motif floral utilisée pour l'huile de lampe. Anse en bronze, Chine,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2008

A tortoiseshell cricket cage - 19th century

A tortoiseshell cricket cage - 19th century The long cylindrical container intricately carved with butterflies amidst dense luxuriant foliage and gourds, two covers. 24.8cm (9¾in) high. (3). Sold for £2,800 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Asian Art including Fine Bronzes, 26 Feb 2008. New Bond Street
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23 février 2008

An elegant pressed amber snuff-bottle of pebble form - 18th/19th Century

An elegant pressed amber snuff-bottle of pebble form - 18th/19th Century Carved with Natural History subject matter including: a pair of love-birds and the Daoist theme of a recumbent deer beside peaches; 2.25 inches [6 cms.] [some old damage] - Sold for £2,000 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Japanese & other Asian Works of Art, 20 Feb 2008. Knightsbridge
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20 février 2008

An interesting bronze table screen with trigrams for Heaven, Light and Water - Ming/Qing Dynasty

An interesting bronze table screen with trigrams for Heaven, Light and Water - Ming/Qing Dynasty Decorated on the obverse with an ethereal deity beside a deer and cylindrical aperture or Suan ki; 7.75 inches [19.5 cms.] high, on two recumbent Buddhistic Lion feet - Sold for £3,000 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Japanese & other Asian Works of Art, 20 Feb 2008. Knightsbridge
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11 février 2008

A pair of jade trees in cloisonne pots

A pair of jade trees in cloisonne pots height 22in; diameter 16in - Sold for $450 plus Premium and tax Bonhams. Sunset Estate Auction, 10 Feb 2008. 7601 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
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31 janvier 2008

A pair of 19th century Chinese turned and stained hardwood aubergine tea canisters

A pair of 19th century Chinese turned and stained hardwood aubergine tea canisters With stalk covers, minor damage and losses to both covers, 14cm (5.5") high. (2) - Estimate: £600 - 800 Bonhams. The Knightsbridge Sale, 29 Jan 2008. Knightsbridge
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