25 août 2017

Bonhams announces three Chinese and Japanese Works of Art sales in September

NEW YORK, NY.- On September 11 and 13, Bonhams New York will offer three auctions of The Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, Twentieth Century Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, and Japanese Works of Art. The sales present an array of rare and exquisite ceramics, jades, metalwork, prints, and paintings, many offered from important private collections including property from the Ackerman collection, the collection of Judi Blum and the collection of Dr. Sylvan and Faith Golder.  ... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2016

A rare white-overlay sandwiched pink glass snuff bottle, possibly Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1770-1840

Lot 557. A rare white-overlay sandwiched pink glass snuff bottle, possibly Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1770-1840. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved through the semi-opaque white overlay to the mottled pink and white ground with a continuous scene of a farmer walking on a rocky path towards his home, beneath pine branches and clouds. 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high, shell stopper. Provenance: Bentley Collection, England.Sotheby's London, 23 March 1988, lot... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2016

A yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1799

Lot 6042. A yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1799. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,600 - 6,400). Photo Bonhams Of compressed globular form with a waisted neck, wide mouth, flat thin lip, its splayed oval foot ring neatly crafted, the simple, elegant bottle of uniform lemon-yellow color. 1 5/8in (4.2cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall, 18th October 1991 Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS,10:00 EDT - NEW YORK
16 septembre 2015

A carved red glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1720-1780

A carved red glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1720-1780. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 - Price Realized $2,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is carved on either side with a roundel, one with a hawk perched on a rock emerging from waves, the other with the moon rising from waves with a bat flying above, all set between mask and ring handles on the shoulders. 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high, jadeite stopper, wooden spoon Provenance: Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1994.Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2015

A white and blue-overlay white glass snuff bottle, possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1760-1790

A white and blue-overlay white glass snuff bottle, possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1760-1790. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The translucent white and transparent sapphire-blue glass overlays are carved through to the translucent white body with a continuous scene of a scholar riding a donkey across a bridge, possibly Meng Haoren, accompanied by a young attendant carrying a vase holding a prunus branch, all beneath arching prunus trees. The other side is decorated with a scene of... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2015

A rare five-color-overlay pink glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1850

A rare five-color-overlay pink glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1850. Estimate $18,000 – $22,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is carved through the opaque dark green, pale blue, yellow, red and pink overlay to the translucent pink glass ground with a design of a woven basket overflowing with blossoms and fruit including two finger citrons, begonias, sweet peas and a large peony. 2 7/8 in. (6 cm.) high, rose quartz stopper Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]

13 mai 2015

Sotheby's Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Auction series to take place on 1 & 2 June

An Imperial enamelled glass ‘ladies in landscape’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, Beijing, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$4,000,000–5,000,000. Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled gold ‘European subject’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$240,000–280,000.  Photo: Sotheby's. A Beijing enamelled ‘garden scene’ snuff bottle, Palace workshops, blue-enamel mark and period of Qianlong. Estimate: HK$1,600,000–1,800,000.... [Lire la suite]
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]