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]