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]
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]