18 août 2016

A sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Peony and Butterflies’ snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period

Lot 226. A sapphire-blue overlay white glass ‘Peony and Butterflies’ snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of baluster form, carved through the blue layer to the opaque milky-white ground with a continuous scene of butterflies hovering around large peony blossoms borne on branches growing from behind a rock, the base incised with four-character wheel-cut mark, stopper (2). Height 2 1/8  in., 5.5 cm Provenance: Eugene... [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]