20 mai 2019

A famille rose enamelled glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshop, Beijing, 1770-1790

Lot 95. A famille rose enamelled glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshop, Beijing, 1770-1790; 1 ¾ in. (4.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The bottle is finely decorated in famille rose enamels with a garden scene of rocks, bamboo, a blossoming prunus tree and chrysanthemums, all below a band of stylised flowers and foliage to the neck.  Provenance: Christie's London, 16 December 1983, lot... [Lire la suite]

16 mai 2015

A turquoise porcelain 'purse' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

A turquoise porcelain 'purse' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period.  Estimate  20,000 — 30,000 HKD (2,389 - 3,584 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. 5.1 cm., 2 in. Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd, 1997.  Literature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1167.  Sotheby's. Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

An 'iron-imitation' porcelain snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th- 19th century

An 'iron-imitation' porcelain snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th- 19th century. Estimate  30,000 — 40,000 HKD (3,584 - 4,779 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. 7.5 cm., 3 in. Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 1990. Literature: Robert Hall, Chinese Snuff Bottles III, London, 1990, cat. no. 71.Lindsey Hall, 'Trompe L'Oeil and Chinese Snuff Bottles - Part Two: AnExamination of Porcelain Imitations’, Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Autumn 1998, p.... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

A moulded white porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century 

A moulded white porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000 HKD (4,779 - 7,168 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 4.3 cm., 1 3/4  in. Provenance: Universal Antiques and Fine Arts Co., Taipei, 2006. Robert Hall, London, 2006.  Literature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1196. ... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

A white carved porcelain 'fu' snuff bottle, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

A white carved porcelain 'fu' snuff bottle, Seal mark and period of Daoguang. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000 HKD (4,779 - 7,168 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 5.2 cm., 2 in. Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., 1997.  Literature:Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1349. Sotheby's. Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part X, Hong Kong, 01 Jun... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

A golden-yellow glazed stoneware 'basket-weave' snuff bottle, Mark and period of Daoguang

A golden-yellow glazed stoneware 'basket-weave' snuff bottle, Mark and period of Daoguang. Estimate  55,000 — 65,000 HKD (6,571 - 7,766 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 5.8 cm., 2 1/4  in. Provenance: Collection of John Ault.Robert Kleiner, London, 2002.  Literature: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of John Ault, Hong Kong, 1990, no. 133.Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2011

Treasury 1, no. 185: A 'red jadeite' double-gourd snuff bottle. Possibly imperial, perhaps palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1820

Treasury 1, no. 185: A 'red jadeite' double-gourd snuff bottle. Possibly imperial, perhaps palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1820. Photo Bonhams Jadeite; carved in the form of a double gourd and reasonably well hollowed into each bulb of the gourd, with a flat foot. Height: 5.9 cm. Mouth/lip: 0.55/1.6 cm. Stopper: jadeite; ruby finial; vinyl collar; Sold for HK$300,000 紅翡翠葫蘆形鼻煙壺 或御製品,或宮廷作坊,北京,1780~1820 Condition: workshop conditionProvenance: Hugh M. Moss Ltd. (1987)The Mary and George Bloch Collection Published: Treasury... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2011

Treasury 3, no. 434: A carved coral 'landscape' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1700-1770.

Treasury 3, no. 434: A carved coral 'landscape' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1700-1770.  Photo Bonhams Coral; well hollowed but leaving a deep inner foot area, with a flat lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a protruding rounded footrim; carved with oval panels on each main side, one with two scholars standing chatting beneath a pine tree in a mountainous landscape, the other with an open pavilion rising from waves offshore from a rocky bank on which a mature pine tree grows, the panels enclosed in... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2011

Treasury 1, no. 80: A yellow nephrite snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, attributable to the palace workshops, Beijing, 1700-1800

Treasury 1, no. 80: A yellow nephrite snuff bottle, dish, thumb ring, finger ring and belt hook, Probably Imperial, attributable to the palace workshops, Beijing, 1700-1800. Photo Bonhams Nephrite; very well hollowed, with a recessed foot; carved with mask-and-ring handles. Height: 5.09 cm. Mouth/lip: 0.95/1.43 cm. Stopper: pearl; turquoise matrix collar. Sold for HK$237,500 Provenance: Arthur GadsbySotheby's, Hong Kong, 2 May 1991, lot 220The Mary and George Bloch Collection Published: Kleiner, Yang, and Shangraw... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2011

Treasury 7, no. 1534: An inscribed and carved olive-green 'horse' snuff bottle, Lu Dong, Yangzhou, 1800-1850

Treasury 7, no. 1534: An inscribed and carved olive-green 'horse' snuff bottle, Lu Dong, Yangzhou, 1800-1850. Photo Bonhams Dark, olive-green lacquer on light-weight wood or textile; with a flat lip and protruding flat foot; engraved on one main side with a scene of a horse seen from the rear as it turns its head to one side to present a profile, set on a grassy bank with a rocky outcrop in the foreground and foliated shrubs and further adumbrated foliage beyond, with one seal of the artist in seal script,... [Lire la suite]