02 janvier 2018

A very rare and finely enamelled glass 'quails' snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong mark and period

  Lot 66. A very rare and finely enamelled glass 'quails' snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 1 ¾ in. (4.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The exterior of the bottle is exquisitely decorated with a continuous scene depicting five quails amidst colourful leafy sprays of peony and millet, below a... [Lire la suite]

02 janvier 2018

A very rare and finely enamelled famille rose glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong mark and period

Lot 65. A very rare and finely enamelled famille rose glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period (1736-1795); 2 1/8 in. (5.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 30,000. Price realised GBP 80,500. © Christie’s Images Limited 2015. The semi-translucent white glass snuff bottle is finely decorated to the compressed pear shaped body with a continuous design depicting camellia and wintersweet, below a band of pink... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A rare yellow glass pomegranate-form water pot, Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, Qianlong mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 1050. A rare yellow glass pomegranate-form water pot, Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, Qianlong four-character wheel-cut mark and of the period (1736-1795); 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The small waterpot has a globular body rising to a short waisted neck below a flared mouth in the form of five sepals. The glass is of transparent amber-yellow tone. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A rare small red-overlay white glass double-gourd vase, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th century

Lot 1049. A rare small red-overlay white glass double-gourd vase, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th century; 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 5,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The body is carved in relief through the ruby red overlay to the opaque white ground with five bats (wufu) flying amidst trailing clouds on the lower body and with shou symbols and further bats on the upper body, all beneath key fret and inverted lappets... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2017

Warring States period's ceramics in National Palace Museum, Beijing

A green glaze bucket, Warring States period (475-221 BC), high 10.3cm, diameter 16cm, foot 12.5cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A green glaze water ripple cover tripod, Warring States period, high 19cm, caliber 19cm, foot 17cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A carved vertical striped globular jar, Warring States period, high 14cm, caliber 8.8cm, foot diameter 12.2cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. A green yellow glaze pouring vessel, Warring States period, high 17.7cm, caliber 7cm. National Palace... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2017

Neolithic pottery at National Palace Museum, Beijing

Red pottery cooker (?), Neolithic, Cishan culture (6500–5500 BC), high 15.3cm, caliber 15.3cm, bottom diameter 11.3cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing. Flat bowl, Neolithic, Cishan culture (6500–5500 BC), high 6.7cm, caliber 18.2cm, bottom diameter 6.4cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing.  Small mouth ear bottle, Neolithic, Cishan culture (6500–5500 BC), high 23.8cm caliber 5.2cm bottom diameter 5.6cm. National Palace Museum, Beijing.   Three foot bowl, Neolithic, Cishan culture... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2017

Robert Hall Asian Art Limited at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Lu Shoukun, Zen Lotus, 1974. Ink on Paper, 84 x 153 cm © Robert Hall Asian Art Ltd Chinese Snuff Bottle: glass, snowflake with red overlay carved with panels each side. Palace Glassworks, Beijing, 1736-1795. Height: 7.7 cm © Robert Hall Asian Art Ltd Chinese Snuff Bottle: glass, opaque white, of tall elegant form, with deep sapphire-blue overlay exquisitely carved on each side, 1736-1795. Height: 7.5 cm © Robert Hall Asian Art Ltd Robert Hall Asian Art Ltd(London,... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

A rare white-overlay sandwiched pink glass snuff bottle, possibly Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1770-1840

Lot 557. A rare white-overlay sandwiched pink glass snuff bottle, possibly Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1770-1840. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved through the semi-opaque white overlay to the mottled pink and white ground with a continuous scene of a farmer walking on a rocky path towards his home, beneath pine branches and clouds. 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high, shell stopper. Provenance: Bentley Collection, England.Sotheby's London, 23 March 1988, lot... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

A famille rose-enameled glass snuff bottle, Impérial Palace Workshops, Beijing,  Seal of Wu Yuchuan, 1767-1799

Lot 528. A famille rose-enameled glass snuff bottle, Impérial Palace Workshops, Beijing,  Seal of Wu Yuchuan, 1767-1799. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The opaque white glass bottle is enameled on one side with a lady standing before a fabric-draped chamber clutching her sleeve cuff in her mouth and standing next to a blossoming peony, the reverse with a long but partially illegible inscription, possibly referring to the scene, followed by the seals shan gao('as... [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]