08 mars 2014

A red glass overlay snuff bottle. Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1720-1770

A red glass overlay snuff bottle. Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1720-1770. Photo Bonhams. Of pear shape, with a flat, flaring lip, and a flat foot, the body suffused with minute bubbles, with a thick ruby red overlay, powerfully carved as two fish amid water plants, the fish's fins deeply cut. 2 7/8in (7.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€5,800 - 8,600) 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

A green nephrite snuff bottle.Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1760-1800

A green nephrite snuff bottle.Likely Palace Workshops, Beijing 1760-1800. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened spade shape, with a flat, everted lip, and a concave oval foot, one face incised with a blossoming branch highlighted by gilding, reversed by an intaglio inscription in clerical script titled Yuzhi Xinglun Shi (Imperial Produced Poem of the Apricot Tree) the characters with traces of gilding. 2 1/2in (6.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 7,000 - 9,000 (€5,000 - 6,500) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) ... [Lire la suite]

24 novembre 2013

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘Lotus Pond’ snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong, sixth month, 1768

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘Lotus Pond’ snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Seal Mark and Period of Qianlong, sixth month, 1768. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 6.3 cm., 2 1/2 in. Estimation 280,000 — 350,000 HKD  Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 1998.Hugh M. Moss Ltd., Hong Kong, 2003.  Litterature: Hugh Moss, 'Mysteries of the Ancient Moon', Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Spring 2006, p. 18, fig. 5, top; p. 20, fig.1; p. 21, fig. 13, lower right.Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2013

An Imperial yellow jade 'meiping' snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Qing dynasty, 18th century

An Imperial yellow jade 'meiping' snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  5.7 cm., 2 1/4  in. Estimation 140,000 — 160,000 HKD  Provenance: Sotheby’s New York, 12th October 1993, lot 204.  Exposition: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 56.  Litterature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2013

A white jade cylindrical‘Chilong’ snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

A white jade cylindrical ‘Chilong’ snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  5.8 cm., 2 3/8  in. Estimation 180,000 — 220,000 HKD Provenance: Collecton of Johanna Krug.Robert Hall, London, 1993.  Exposition: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 53. Litterature: Johanna Krug, Prisen aus kleinen Tabakflaschen: Notizen und Bilder einer Sammlung, Munich,... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2013

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘Chilong and Lingzhi’ snuff bottle, Guyue Xuan Mark, Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘Chilong and Lingzhi’ snuff bottle, Guyue Xuan Mark, Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong period. Photo courtesy Sotheby's together with a watercolour illustration by Peter Suart; 5.8 cm., 2 3/8 in. - watercolour 40.7 by 33 cm., 16 by 13 1/8 in. Estimation 600,000 — 800,000 HKDProvenance: Robert Hall, London, 1987.Exposition: Robert Kleiner, Boda Yang, and Clarence F. Shangraw, Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Miniature Art from the Collection of George and Mary Bloch, Hong Kong Museum of Art,... [Lire la suite]


18 novembre 2013

A fine Imperial enamelled glass ‘Double-Gourd’ snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong

A fine Imperial enamelled glass ‘Double-Gourd’ snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 5 cm., 2 in. Estimation 1,400,000 — 2,000,000 HKDProvenance: Lempertz, Cologne.Robert Hall, London, 1994.Exposition: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, British Museum, London, 1995, cat. no. 26.Christopher Sin, Humphrey Hui, and Po Ming Kwong, ed., A Congregation of Snuff Bottle Connoisseurs: An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2013

A crystal double snuff bottle, possibly Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

A crystal double snuff bottle, possibly Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's very well hollowed into each separate vessel, each with a flat lip and a recessed, circular flat foot surrounded by a protruding flat footrim; the original crystal stopper of official’s-hat shape, with integral finials and collars; 5.4 cm., 2¼ in. Estimation 30,000 — 40,000. Lot. Vendu 75,000 HKD  PROVENANCE Robert Kleiner, London. EXPOSITION  Chinese Snuff Bottles in the... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2013

An embellished agate 'Double-Gourd' snuff bottle ; The Bottle: Probably Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing perio

An embellished agate 'Double-Gourd' snuff bottle; The Bottle: Probably Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period ; the embellishment: Tsuda Family, Kyoto, 1890-1941. Photo Sotheby's translucent, variegated reddish-brown and beige-brown chalcedony embellished with soapstone, turquoise, red glass, gold, orange, cinnabar red, and black lacquer, the double-gourd shaped bottle with a flared inner neck and protruding flat foot, carved with eight bulging faceted panels and embellished with a continuous design of four... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2013

An inscribed chalcedony ‘Ding’ snuff bottle, Official School, possibly Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, mid-18th-mid-19th century

An inscribed chalcedony ‘Ding’ snuff bottle, Official School, possibly Palace Workshops, Qing Dynasty, mid-18th-mid-19th century. Photo Sotheby's extremely well hollowed, with a flat lip and a concave foot, carved on one side with a cameo design of an ancient bronze ritual tripod vesse, ding, together with a description, in regular script, of the subject reading Bo He ding ('Earl of He's tripod vessel') and the texts that are inscribed on the reverse of the bottle, and on the other side with the original... [Lire la suite]


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