10 février 2017

A cameo agate snuff bottle, Official School, 1760-1850

Lot 469. A cameo agate snuff bottle, Official School, 1760-1850. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well-hollowed bottle is of icy-grey tone and is carved on one side in high relief utilizing the dark markings in the stone with five monkeys in various pursuits amidst rocks. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, quartz stopper Provenance: Pat Miller Collection, Hawaii. Robert Kleiner, London, 2008. Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4722. ... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2017

A carved agate snuff bottle, 1760-1840

Lot 456. A carved agate snuff bottle, 1760-1840. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is of light honey-brown color and carved on one side with a horse tied to a hitching post beneath a banner with the four characters jun de liang cai, referring to the handsomeness and great qualities of the horse, the design using the orange-russet markings in the stone as highlights. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2017

A carved agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 355. A carved agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is finely carved through variously colored markings of the semi-transparent brownish-grey stone with a spider lowering itself towards rocks from a peach-laden branch on one side, while a long-tailed bird perches beside another peach borne on a branch on the reverse. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, 2011.Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2017

A carved jasper snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 429. A carved jasper snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate USD  5,000 - USD 7,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One side is carved in a dark green area of the dark reddish-brown stone with a katydid standing on leaves, the reverse is left plain.2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, jadeite stopper  Provenance: Alice Klein Collection, California.Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2011.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5220. Christie's. The Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
09 février 2017

Four agate snuff bottles, 1740-1860

Lot 409. Four agate snuff bottles, 1740-1860. Estimate USD  5,500 - USD 7,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The first, 1750-1840, is well-hollowed and of light brown color with dark brown branch-like patterns in the stone, and has mask-and-ring handles carved on the narrow sides. The second, 1740-1860, is of diminutive size with dark brown markings. The third, 1750-1860, is centered on one side with a red formation in the stone resembling cascading foliage surrounded by white and grey bands. The fourth,... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2017

A five-color overlay white glass snuff bottle, 1760-1820

Lot 324. A five-color overlay white glass snuff bottle, 1760-1820. Estimate USD  6,000 - USD 8,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is carved with a continuous design in translucent overlays; yellow for the finger citron, red for the pomegranate, pink for the peach, and blue for the chrysanthemum blossoms and sash-tied ruyi, all joined by a single leafy branch carved in dark-green overlay against the opaque white ground. 2 ¾ in. (7 cm.) high, quartz stopper Provenance: James... [Lire la suite]

09 février 2017

Lark Mason Associates Announces Asia Week New York Preview Exhibition, At East 120th St, NYC

A 20th century Chinese Jadeite Censer and Cover. Est.: $40,000/60,000. © Lark Mason Associates NEW-YORK - Lark Mason, founder and president of Lark Mason Associates, has announced that he will preview his important Spring Asian art auction during Asia Week New York. Over 400 lots will be on view at iGavel’s New York headquarters at 227 East 120th Street, from March 9th -18th. The Asian Works of Art auction goes live on iGavelauctions.com on March 28 and closes on April 18th. Says Lark Mason, “We are delighted to present... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2017

Blue-and-White Jar of guan shape, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566) , Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644)

Blue-and-White Jar of guan shape, Jiajing mark and period (1522-1566) , Ming dynasty (1368 – 1644). Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province. Porcelain with cobalt under colorless glaze. Purchase. Accession Number: F1962.16. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery © 2014 Smithsonian Institution
09 janvier 2017

A pair of gold pillow ends, Ming dynasty, Xuande reign (1425-1435)

A pair of gold pillow ends, Ming dynasty, Xuande reign (1425-1435). 18.3 x 14.6 cm. British Museum, 1949,1213.1-2 © Trustees of the British Museum decorated with two dragons and a flaming pearl among clouds. Two rows of inlaid semi-precious stones frame the dragons. Both plaques are pierced around the edge for attachment to a pillow. Worked in relief with chased detail and openwork, and inlaid with semi-precious stones.  Notes: The plaques are pierced around the edge for attachment to a robe, probably... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2017

Gold head-dress, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Gold head-dress, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height: 4 inches (circa). British Museum, 1938,0524.247 © Trustees of the British Museum
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