29 juillet 2018

A carved and molded porcelain 'Landscape' snuff bottle, signed Chen Guozhi, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 229. A carved and molded porcelain 'Landscape' snuff bottle, signed Chen Guozhi, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Height 2 7/8  in., 7.4 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Photo Sotheby’s. decorated with a continuous scene of a rustic dwelling sheltered by trees, by a riverbank with towering peaks and a waterfall in the distance, the base with incised signature reading Chen Guozhi zuo (made by Chen Guozhi).  Provenance: Acquired in Illinois,... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2015

An inside-painted glass 'landscape' snuff bottle. Signed Ding Erzhong, cyclically dated bingshen year corresponding to 1896

An inside-painted glass 'landscape' snuff bottle. Signed Ding Erzhong, cyclically dated bingshen year corresponding to 1896. Estimate HK$ 60,000 - 80,000 (€6,900 - 9,200). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened rectangular form rising from a short foot to curved shoulders, intricately decorated on one side with two travellers by a large gnarled tree amidst a mountain landscape, below a four-character kaishu inscription followed by a painted seal of the artist, the reverse with rockwork and plants beside... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860

An amethyst 'landscape' snuff bottle, Rustic Crystal Master School, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. The rounded rectangular bottle standing on an oval foot ring, rising to a straight cylindrical neck beneath a very subtly concave lip, carved in low relief with a continuous scene depicting an expand of lake surrounded by tree-accented rocky banks under a group of swallows flying high in the sky; the natural cloudy inclusions in the stone well incorporated into the landscape... [Lire la suite]