27 février 2015

An enamel on copper 'dragon' snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, Palace Workshops, Guangzhou. 1720-1750

An enamel on copper 'dragon' snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, Palace Workshops, Guangzhou, 1720-1750. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,400 - 6,200). Photo Bonhams. Very well-hollowed, the elongated ovoid bottle with a spreading neck, thin lip, raised oval foot, painted in enamels on a blue ground with two dynamic dragons amid cloud scrolls to the front and back, one with its mouth wide open, revealing sharp teeth, the other with a raised head and breathing out a flaming pearl. 2 7/8in (7.3cm) high ... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2015

An inscribed spinach jade snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing. 1770-1800

An inscribed spinach jade snuff bottle. Probably Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing. 1770-1800. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams. Of flattened, high-shouldered ovoid form with a short neck, flat lip and foot, one side neatly incised with an inscription reading 'Lianzhou qingwan' (for refined enjoyment of Lianzhou), followed with a small cartouche, all heightened in gilt wash; the grass-green stone cast with lighter and dark gray inclusions. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A fine white nephrite 'brocade-wrapped' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1820

A fine white nephrite 'brocade-wrapped' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of flattened rounded form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, well-finished oval foot ring, superbly carved in low relief with a brocade sash densely incised with floral diapers within leiwen borders, wrapped around the body of the bottle and gracefully tied to one side with a trailing ribbon over a qin instrument; the... [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]
27 février 2015

A fine ruby-red faceted glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

A fine ruby-red faceted glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, designed in the form of a double-gourd, carved overall with a symmetrical pattern of irregular facets. 2 1/2in (6.4cm) Provenance: Robert Hall, October 1989 Notes: Snuff bottles in faceted forms derive from European influence during the early years of the Beijing Palace glassworks. At the time, the workshops were under the supervision... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A pair of red glass snuff bottles, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

A pair of red glass snuff bottles, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 5,000 (€3,600 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams. Very well-hollowed, each of high-shouldered tapering baluster form with a waisted neck, thin flat lip, circular foot ring, the color of translucent rich ruby-red. 2in (5.1cm) height of each Provenance: Hugh Moss, November 1990Janet Gordon Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, 16 Mar 2015 10:00 EDT- NEW... [Lire la suite]


27 février 2015

A red overlaid glass snuff bottle decorated with gourds and butterflies. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850

A red overlaid glass snuff bottle decorated with gourds and butterflies. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,700 - 3,600). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, the pear form bottle with a waisted neck, flat lip and foot, carved through the red overlay against a milky-white ground, depicting double-gourds borne on supple leafy vines, with two delicate butterflies hovering around. 2 1/8in (5.3cm) high Provenance: Eldred's, 26 August 1993, lot 12 ... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

An exquisite red glass overlay 'chi dragon' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing 1750-1820

An exquisite red glass overlay 'chi dragon' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 1,200 - 1,800 (€1,100 - 1,600). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of miniature ovoid form, with a gently waisted neck, flat lip, oval foot ring, finely carved through the red overlay applied to the front and back of the milky-white ground with a coiling chilong, separated by two faux lion masks-and-ring handles set to the narrow sides. 1 1/2in (3.8cm) high Provenance: Robert Kleiner,... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A gold aventurine and multicolor-splashed clear glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800

A gold aventurine and multicolor-splashed clear glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of flattened rounded form, flat lip, well finished oval foot ring, the bubble-suffused clear glass accented with dappling of sparkling gold, sky-blue, red, and off-white coloration. 2in (5.1cm) high Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Hong Kong Convention, October 2006 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2014

An Imperial Beijing enamelled gold 'Mille-fleurs' snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Blue-Enamel Mark and Period of Qianlong

An Imperial Beijing enamelled gold 'Mille-fleurs' snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Blue-Enamel Mark and Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's 3.2 cm., 1 1/4 in. Estimation 3,500,000 — 4,500,000 HKD Provenance: Hugh Moss, 1980.Belfort Collection, 1986. Litterature: JICSBS, Winter 1986, front cover.JICSBS, December 1975, p. 8, fig. 21Snuff Bottles of the Ch’ing Dyansty, pp. 50 and 132, no. 11Hong Kong Urban Council, 1978, p. 110Jutheau, 1980, p. 56JICSBS, Winter 1986, front coverJICSBS, Winter 2005, p. 6, fig. 8Moss et... [Lire la suite]


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