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]

13 avril 2014

Russian decorative arts book written by Cynthia Coleman Sparke offers secrets of the Tsars

“Some lucky person is going to pick up a decorative Easter egg at a car boot sale one day and find they have won the arts lottery when it sells for £20m” says author Cynthia Coleman Sparke, whose book is being launched at Bonhams. LONDON.- With Easter drawing near and the recent discovery of The Third Imperial Easter Egg, thought lost for over 100 years, all eyes are on the legendary Russian designer, Fabergé. Each of the 50 Fabergé eggs created for the Tsar took one year to complete - from the original conception to delivery on... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2014

A carved overlay 'Realgar' glass snuff bottle, Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1780-1850

A carved overlay 'Realgar' glass snuff bottle, Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1780-1850. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The bottle is of flattened ovoid form and is carved through the mottled-red overlay on either side to the russet-orange ground with a carp beneath water weeds. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.), stained quartz stopper. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000 Provenance: Robert Hall, London, April 1994. Notes: Plain 'realgar' glass snuff bottles were made in large numbers throughout the 18th century, and a large proportion of them were... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2014

An aventurine-style snuff bottle. Likely Imperial Glassworks, Beijing 1736-1800

An aventurine-style snuff bottle. Likely Imperial Glassworks, Beijing 1736-1800. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed form, with a flat lip and straight neck, the oval foot rim surrounding the shallowly recessed flat foot, the interior well-hollowed, the body suffused with minute gold specks. 2 1/2in (6.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,400 - 2,200) 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
08 mars 2014

An enamelled glass snuff bottle, Imperial Glassworks, Beijing 1767-1800, the bottle earlier

An enamelled glass snuff bottle, Imperial Glassworks, Beijing 1767-1800, the bottle earlier. Photo Bonhams. Of rounded rectangular form, with a flat lip, the foot heavily polished, the colorless glass with painted famille rose palette enamels of bamboo and prunus blossoms one side, reversed by a branch of prunus blossom. 1 7/8in (4.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€5,800 - 7,200) It is likely that this bottle belongs to a group of delicately painted colorless glass bottles produced by the Guyue Xuan (Ancient Moon Pavilion)... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2013

A fine Imperial inscribed white glass snuff bottle, Imperial Glassworks, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong

A fine Imperial inscribed white glass snuff bottle, Imperial Glassworks, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 5.3 cm., 2 1/8  in. Estimation 180,000 — 220,000 HKD Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 12th October 1993, lot 30. Exposition: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 108.Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1997. Litterature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary... [Lire la suite]

23 novembre 2013

An Imperial octagonal yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial Glassworks, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An Imperial octagonal yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial Glassworks, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. 4.7 cm., 2 in. Estimation 35,000 — 45,000 HKD Provenance: Collection of Alice B. McReynolds.Sotheby's Parke Bernet, New York, 16th April 1985, lot 44. Litterature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 5, Hong Kong, 2002, no. 801. Sotheby's. SNUFF BOTTLES FROM THE MARY & GEORGE BLOCH COLLECTION: PART VII.... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2013

A yellow glass snuff bottle and dish, Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1780

A yellow glass snuff bottle and dish, Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1780. Dimensions: 6cm. Photo courtesy ROBERT KLEINER & CO LTD ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October - 9th November 2013. ROBERT KLEINER & CO LTD. Robert Kleiner, Maggie Kleiner. Phone +44 (0)20 7629 1814 - Mobile +44 (0)7768 941 232 -  Email robert.kleiner@virgin.net
15 mars 2013

An 'Imitation Aquamarine' Glass Snuff Bottle, Probably Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, 1750-1820

An 'Imitation Aquamarine' Glass Snuff Bottle, Probably Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, 1750-1820. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The high-shouldered ovoid bottle is carved with eight vertical facets tapering towards the raised circular footrim. The shoulders are carved with a band of ruyi suspending vertical columns of bosses. A band of petal lappets encircles the base. The matching domed cover is carved with petal lappets and is surmounted a round finial. The glass is of pale blue tone and is suggestive of... [Lire la suite]
15 mars 2013

A Sandwiched Pink Glass 'Lotus' Snuff Bottle, Probably Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, 1740-1800

A Sandwiched Pink Glass 'Lotus' Snuff Bottle, Probably Imperial Glassworks, Beijing, 1740-1800. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of tapering ovoid form and supported on an oval foot, the bottle is carved through the semi-opaque white layer to the pale pink ground with rows of overlapping petals issuing from a curled lotus leaf. The petals and leaf are finely incised to simulate veining. 2¾ in. (7 cm.) high, rose quartz stopper. Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000 Provenance: Jade House, Hong Kong, 1986. ... [Lire la suite]