21 juillet 2019

A gem set jade archer’s ring, India, 1750-1800

Lot 15. A gem set jade archer’s ring, India, 1750-1800. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 60,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Set with diamonds, rubies and emeralds; ¾ in. (2.1 cm.) high; 1 1/8 ins.(2.9 cm.) wide; 1 5/8 ins. (4.1 cm.) deep Literature: Jaffer 2013, p.186, no.50 Exhibited: Victoria and Albert Museum, London 2015, p.93, no.44Grand Palais, Paris 2017, p.106, no.77The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.131, no.80The Palace Museum, Beijing 2018, p.156, no.84. Christie's. Maharajas... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2019

An octagonal enamelled and gem set gold miniature Qur’an case, Lucknow or Deccan, 1750-1800

Lot 285. An octagonal enamelled and gem set gold miniature Qur’an case, Lucknow or Deccan, 1750-1800; 1 5/8 x 1 ½ x 5/8 ins (4.2 x 3.8 x 1.5 cm.). Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price realised USD 137,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019  Set with diamonds and an engraved spinel, the interior in plain gold, lid attached on one side, two suspension loops on the top. Provenance: Bonhams, London, 2 October 2012, lot 243 Exhibited: The Doge’s Palace, Venice 2017, p.191,... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2015

Asian Art Studio, "Treasures from the Middle Kingdom" at Asia Week New York 2015

Wang Bingrong. A magnificent unglazed, carved porcelain brush pot. China, 1820-1860. Height: 7 3/8 inches (18.7 cm). Diameter: 8 3/8 inches (21.3 cm). Asian Art Studio at Asia Week New York 2015. (left) A glass snuff bottle, carved in imitation of aquamarine. Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing. 1750-1795. Height: 2 inches (4.9 cm). (right) Aquamarine snuff bottle, incised with lotus and butterflies and carved with an integral stand. Probably Imperial,... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A gold aventurine and multicolor-splashed clear glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800

A gold aventurine and multicolor-splashed clear glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of flattened rounded form, flat lip, well finished oval foot ring, the bubble-suffused clear glass accented with dappling of sparkling gold, sky-blue, red, and off-white coloration. 2in (5.1cm) high Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Hong Kong Convention, October 2006 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A variegated pink glass 'cabbage' snuff bottle, Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800

A variegated pink glass 'cabbage' snuff bottle, Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Of flattened tapering form with a wide mouth, thin, flat lip, the opaque pink glass in various shades expertly carved as a cabbage with rendered overlapping leaves.3in (7.6cm) high Provenance: The Asian Art Studio, Inc., 2010Emily Newel, CAClara Ziegler Newell Notes: Like many images, cabbage has special symbolic meanings in Chinese... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

An aquamarine glass snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800

An aquamarine glass snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€5,300 - 8,000). Photo Bonhams. The slender, slightly tapering bottle rising to a waisted neck beneath an everted convex lip, the sides designed with eight evenly spaced vertical lobes, framed between bands of raised lingzhi heads at shoulder each above a fringe of simulated jewels, and stylized lappet petals surrounding the circular foot ring. 2 3/16in (5.5cm) high ... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2015

Bonhams to offer snuff bottles from the private collection of Barbara & Marvin Dicker

 NEW YORK, NY.- New York –Asia Week 2015 at Bonhams New York will begin with a specially curated 100 lot-strong sale of snuff bottles from the Barbara and Marvin Dicker Collection on March 16 at 10am at Bonhams New York. Barbara and Marvin Dicker began collecting snuff bottles in the early 1980s fascinated by their intricate carvings, the natural materials, and the symbolism. Their collection of glass overlays, ceramics, jade and more showcases strong examples of expert carving and intricate decoration, and presents a variety of... [Lire la suite]
13 mars 2014

A blue glass overlay snuff bottle, 1750-1800

A blue glass overlay snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed spherical form, with a flat lip and oval foot rim around a convex foot, the sapphire blue overlay carved with a butterfly among melon vines on one face reversed by a squirrel and grape fine, with fixed ring mask handles to the sides. 2 1/4in (5.8cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,100 - 1,800) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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12 mars 2014

An incised white nephrite snuff bottle, 1750-1800

An incised white nephrite snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened globular form with a concave lip and straight neck, with a flat foot surrounded by an oval foot rim, carved with raised circular panels on each main side, the front with a spray of prunus, reversed by a ten-character inscription in clerical script followed by two intaglio seals, the narrow sides with raised, scalloped, rounded rectangular panels. 2in (5cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€4,300 - 6,500) Notes: The inscription reads 勞飛過竹暗 牛飯就松凉... [Lire la suite]
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12 mars 2014

A white nephrite snuff bottle, 1750-1800

A white nephrite snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened globular form with a flat, flaring lip, and a flat foot surrounded by a slender oval foot rim, carved with raised circular panels on each main side and raised, scalloped, rounded rectangular panels on each narrow side. 1 7/8in (4.8cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€2,900 - 4,300) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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