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]

23 mai 2014

An Imperial enamelled glass double-gourd 'Peony and Magnolia' snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Blue-Enamel Mark and Period of Qia

An Imperial enamelled glass double-gourd 'Peony and Magnolia' snuff bottle, Palace Workshops, Blue-Enamel Mark and Period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's 5.5 cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimation 4,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD Provenance: Barbara Hutton.Sotheby’s London, 6th July 1971, lot 163.Hugh M. Moss Ltd, 1981.Belfort Collection, 1986. Litterature:  he Barbara Hutton Collection of Chinese Porcelain, 1956, p. 9.Snuff Bottles of the Ch’ing Dynasty, no. 26, pp. 55 and 133.JICSBS, December 1978, p. 36.Jutheau, 1980, p. 76, fig.... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2014

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces the May series of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sale

Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow. Photo: Sotheby's.  HONG KONG.- Following the success of the Spring Sales in early April, Sotheby’s Hong Kong is delighted to present the May sale series of Chinese art, timepieces and wine at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, starting with four sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art to take place on 26 and 27 May. Comprising snuff bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection, playthings from the collection of Edward T. Chow, Chinese ceramics and works of art from... [Lire la suite]
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]


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