22 novembre 2013

A Baltic amber 'Stag' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, mid 18th-early 19th century

A Baltic amber 'Stag' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, mid 18th-early 19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  5.3 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimation 200,000 — 250,000 HKD Provenance: An American private collection.An English private collection.Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., 2002. Litterature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 7, Hong Kong, 2009, no. 1589. Sotheby's. Snuff Bottles from the Mary & George Bloch Collection: Part VII. Hong Kong |... [Lire la suite]

22 novembre 2013

A Baltic amber 'Double-gourd' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, mid 18th-early 19th century

  A Baltic amber 'Double-gourd' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, mid 18th-early 19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. 6.9 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimation 260,000 — 300,000 HKD Provenance: Harriet Hamilton Collection.Chimiles Collection, 2004.Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., 2004. Litterature: Harriet H. Hamilton, Oriental Snuff Bottles, Palo Alto, CA, 1977, no. O-18.Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 7, Hong Kong, 2009, no. 1592.  ... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2013

A rare gilt-bronze and blue and white soft-paste porcelain circular 'Chinese landscapes' snuff box and cover, Mid Qianlong

A rare gilt-bronze and blue and white soft-paste porcelain circular 'Chinese landscapes' snuff box and cover, Mid Qianlong. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The compressed cylindrical container with bombé sides and slightly-domed cover, both the interior and exterior featuring figures and rustic buildings amidst serene mountainous landscapes. 7.2cm wide; 7.2cm deep; 4.2cm high. (2). Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 55,000 (€3,400 - 5,300) Bonhams. THE SPEELMAN COLLECTION OF CHINESE 'IMPERIAL TRIBUTE' SNUFF BOXES. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 13:00... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2013

A fine and rare embellished gilt-copper and enamel 'European lady' circular snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1760-1780

A fine and rare embellished gilt-copper and enamel 'European lady' circular snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1760-1780. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of circular form rising from a flat base, the cover set with a circular enamel plaque depicting an elegant European female aristocrat looking to her left, wearing simple blue garments but with a mink or ermine collar, her elaborate brunette hair arrangement falling to her shoulders, all enclosed within a border of red garnet beads, the sides relief-decorated with a diamond diaper ground... [Lire la suite]
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22 novembre 2013

A very fine embellished gilt-bronze, jadeite and glass oblong octagonal cage-mounted snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1750

A very fine embellished gilt-bronze, jadeite and glass oblong octagonal cage-mounted snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1750. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The exquisitely extravagant box set with a dark green jadeite plaque on all eight sideswithin gilt frames, the panel on top made of semi-translucent emerald green glass, the cover inset with seed pearls and angled pink embellishments at the borders simulating flower petals, the sides decorated with alternating pink and white embellishments, the base and interior gilt and with a... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2013

A very rare silver-mounted mother-of-pearl 'erotic-subject' rectangular box and cover, Qianlong, probably circa 1750

A very rare silver-mounted mother-of-pearl 'erotic-subject' rectangular box and cover, Qianlong, probably circa 1750. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The rectangular box with a silver frame to hold the fragile panels, the top brilliantly carved in crisp relief with an elegant scene of a male gazing at a lady at rest under a tree, the base depicting a pair of water nymphs emerging from waves embracing each other, the sides decorated with various scenes of cupids engaging in similar activities, all exquisitely and finely worked panels in... [Lire la suite]

21 novembre 2013

A fine and rare gilt-bronze and glass 'European lady' cage-mounted circular snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1750-1780

A fine and rare gilt-bronze and glass 'European lady' cage-mounted circular snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1750-1780. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Of cylindrical form rising to a domed cover, the circular top central panel featuring an unusually natural portrait painted on hardstone of a European female under a translucent glass domed plaque, her slender figure and pale complexion beneath her large hat with red ribbons at the rear, framed within a band of raised floral scrolls in relief at the shoulders, the sides inset with... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2013

A rare gilt-bronze-mounted famille rose porcelain flower-bud-shaped circular snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1760-1790

A rare gilt-bronze-mounted famille rose porcelain flower-bud-shaped circular snuff box and cover, Qianlong, circa 1760-1790. Photo courtesy Bonhams. Naturalistically moulded in the form of a blossoming flower with mounted rims, the life-like petals intertwined and folded inwards atop each other, beautifully enamelled in vivid tones of red and rose pink, the detailed veins and stamens further highlighted in gilt, the interior revealing a raised node with a floral medallion decorated in puce enamel. 6.9cm wide; 7.2cm deep; 5.2cm... [Lire la suite]
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21 novembre 2013

A fine and rare embellished gilt-copper and agate two-tiered oval box and cover, Qianlong

A fine and rare embellished gilt-copper and agate two-tiered oval box and cover, Qianlong. Photo courtesy Bonhams. The straight-sided oval container opening at top and bottom, decorated with inset red and white embellishments including a few natural diamond chips towards the rims and on the cover, the recessed side panels inset with agate of vivid white and pale brown natural tones, gilt overall in rich gold and cast with Western-influenced Rococo motifs in relief, the base chased with a central insignia featuring a double-headed... [Lire la suite]
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20 novembre 2013

A large amber 'finger citron' snuff bottle, Mid Qing dynasty

A large amber 'finger citron' snuff bottle, Mid Qing dynasty. Photo Bonhams. The auspicious Buddha's finger citron carved issuing from gnarled leafy branches, with two bats feeding on the succulent fruit. 11.3cm high. Estimate HK$ 45,000 - 60,000 (€4,300 - 5,700) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong. 24 Nov 2013 14:00 CST
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