08 janvier 2017

A rare imperial green-overlay white glass ‘mythical beast’ waterpot, Incised mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3762. A rare imperial green-overlay white glass ‘mythical beast’ waterpot, Incised mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD. Lot sold 625,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tapering ovoid body rising to an incurved rim, the opaque white body overlaid in pale turquoise-green, carved with chilong and a mythical beast writhing above turbulent crashing waves, incised with a four-character reign mark below the rim - 6.3 cm., 2 1/2  in. Notes: This... [Lire la suite]

03 octobre 2016

An extremely rare and exquisitely enamelled 'pheasants' glass bottle vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795) 

Lot 3621. An extremely rare and exquisitely enamelled 'pheasants' glass bottle vase, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 10,000,000 — 15,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body surmounted by a tall and gently waisted neck and everted rim, the body exquisitely enamelled with a continuous scene depicting a pair of pheasants amidst lush and verdant vegetation, the male pheasant perched on a bamboo shoot whilst looking at the other pheasant on pierced jagged... [Lire la suite]
03 octobre 2016

A rare enamelled 'figures and landscape' glass cup, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3620. A rare enamelled 'figures and landscape' glass cup, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795). Estimate 17,000,000 — 20,000,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. of guyuexuan ('ancient moon pavilion') type, with deep rounded sides resting on a short foot, the exterior finely enamelled with an idyllic setting detailed with a river stream surrounded by tall overhanging trees and mountainous cliffs, the scene further set with architectural elements such as pavilions and bridges,... [Lire la suite]
26 septembre 2016

A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 117. A finely carved imperial ruby-red overlay glass 'warriors' box and cover, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.    exquisitely carved through the outer layer of ruby-red glass to the speckled white ground, the top of the cover decorated with a medallion enclosing a dramatic scene of two warriors, one rendered attacking the other with his long spear, the victim depicted falling off his horse, the landscape set... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

A transparent blue snowflake glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 233. A transparent blue snowflake glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of flattened ovoid form, carved on each side with a pair of confronted chilong enclosing a central shoumedallion, stopper, wood stand (3). Height 2 5/8  in., 6.6 cm Provenance: Y. F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong, 1978. Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016,... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

A white overlay sapphire-blue glass 'Antiques' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 228. A white overlay sapphire-blue glass 'Antiques' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's finely carved through the opaque white glass to the transparent blue glass ground to depict a selection of antiques, including a ruyi scepter, teapot and qin, stopper (2). Height 2 1/2  in., 5.8 cm Provenance: The Ko Family Collection. Christie's London, 9th October 1974, lot 65. Property from the collection of Robert and... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2016

A transparent yellow glass 'chilong and bat' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 225. A transparent yellow glass 'chilong and bat' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of flattened quatrefoil outline, each side carved in low relief with a writhing chilong and bat, stopper, wood stand (3). Height 2 3/8  in., 6 cm Provenance: Y. F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong, 1978. Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM
18 août 2016

A sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Peony and Butterflies’ snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period

Lot 226. A sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Peony and Butterflies’ snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form, carved through the blue layer to the opaque milky-white ground with a continuous scene of butterflies hovering around large peony blossoms borne on branches growing from behind a rock, the base incised with four-character wheel-cut mark, stopper (2). Height 2 1/8  in., 5.5 cm Provenance: Eugene... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

A four-color overlay clear glass 'Three Abundances' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century

Lot 224. A four-color overlay clear glass 'Three Abundances' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body raised on a hexagonal foot, carved through the transparent red, green, sapphire-blue and amber-yellow layers to the cloudy semi-transparent ground with the three abundances, sanduo, pomegranate, peach and finger citron, all growing from a hexagonal planter, stopper (2). Height 2 1/4  in., 5.7 cm ... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

A 'Yangzhou' three-color overlay glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 220. A 'Yangzhou' three-color overlay glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's carved through the cinnabar-red and emerald-green overlays to the caramel-beige ground with a continuous landscape with a fisherman in the distance and a crane flying overhead, stopper (2). Height 2 3/8  in., 6 cm Provenance: Y. F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong, 1976. Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Note: A similar... [Lire la suite]