10 février 2017

A carved agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 355. A carved agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The bottle is finely carved through variously colored markings of the semi-transparent brownish-grey stone with a spider lowering itself towards rocks from a peach-laden branch on one side, while a long-tailed bird perches beside another peach borne on a branch on the reverse. 2 in. (5.1 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, 2011.Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
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09 février 2017

A carved jasper snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 429. A carved jasper snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate USD  5,000 - USD 7,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 One side is carved in a dark green area of the dark reddish-brown stone with a katydid standing on leaves, the reverse is left plain.2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, jadeite stopper  Provenance: Alice Klein Collection, California.Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2011.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5220. Christie's. The Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

A rare embellished blue glass snuff bottle, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850

Lot 537. A rare embellished blue glass snuff bottle, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The translucent blue glass bottle with raised oval panels on either side is embellished with finely cut mother-of-pearl, on one side with a magpie perched in a flowering prunus tree, the reverse with a butterfly amidst trees with falling leaves. The narrow sides are carved with panels in imitation of bamboo. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high, quartz... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2016

A carved yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850

Lot 436. A carved yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The semi-opaque bottle of yellow tone with slight iridescence is well carved in high relief with two coiling dragons, their heads separated by a pearl, and their strap-work bodies merging into two fenghuang at the base. 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Christie's Paris, 21 December 2009, lot 208.Robert Hall, London,... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2016

A shadow chalcedony 'bird' snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 6019. A shadow chalcedony 'bird' snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,500). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, the flattened globular bottle raised on a spreading oval foot ring, with a straight neck, recessed lip, utilizing the natural dark inclusions in the semi-translucent gray stone, carved to the front to display two birds and rock formations, the reverse naturally forming an intriguing zen style image with an ink stroke-like dot within an irregular circle; uneven surfaces. 2... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2016

A shadow chalcedony 'hawk' snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 6017. A shadow chalcedony 'hawk' snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,500). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of rounded square form standing on a short oval foot ring, with a cylindrical neck, recessed lip, cleverly manipulating the dark inclusions in the gray-toned matrix, carved to one side with an intimate scene depicting a hawk perched on rocks looking down at a younger bird; the reverse left undecorated. 2 1/2in (6.4cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall, 13th June 1988 ... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2016

A carved white and russet jade snuff bottle, 1780-1850

Lot 6046. A carved white and russet jade snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€9,100 - 14,000). Photo: Bonhams. Well-hollowed, the bottle with sloping shoulders standing on an oval foot ring, with a very slightly waisted neck, flat lip, the front and back worked with the russet skin in the stone, skillfully carved in relief with a bearded official and his attendant standing under a pine tree, and a stag in a craggy landscape. 2 7/16in (6.3cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall, 8th November... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2015

A well-carved carnelian agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850

A well-carved carnelian agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is well carved in substantial relief through the reddish areas of the stone with lingzhi-shaped clouds that rise from the base up to the flat shoulder framing a small reddish marking in the stone on one side resembling the sun. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Harry H. Ross, London.SB Collection, England.Robert Hall, London, 2011.Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A greenish-white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1780-1850

A greenish-white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,200 - 3,600). Photo Bonhams. Very well-hollowed, the tall, tapering body rising to a waisted neck, its wide mouth surrounded by finely finished flat lip, recessed foot, the sides worked in rounded relief with evenly spaced vertical ribs; the pale celadon-toned white stone with small white and beige-colored spots. 2 3/4in (7cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall France, Hong Kong Convention, October 1996 ... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A white nephrite 'silk purse' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850

  A white nephrite 'silk purse' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,400 - 6,200). Photo Bonhams. Of flattened semi-circular form, expertly carved to the front and reverse in relief with grooves imitating the pleats of a silk purse and gathered at the short neck, each of the narrow sides with a pair of apertures for attachment bordered with symmetrically designed with leafy lotus flowers carved in the Mughal style; the mostly white stone with... [Lire la suite]