22 février 2020

A well-carved white jade snuff bottle, probably Suzhou, 1750-1850

Lot 1566. A well-carved white jade snuff bottle, probably Suzhou, 1750-1850; 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 218,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Of flattened form, one main side carved with a long-tailed crested bird on a flowering prunus branch with two lines of verse by the Southern Dynasties poet Lu Kai, followed by one seal reading Shanyue, the reverse left undecorated to highlight the attractive color of the stone, agate... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2018

Bai Guanghua, Suzhou Garden

Bai Guanghua, Suzhou Wang Shi Garden (Series: DREAM), 2005, photography, Inkjet print on Fine Art Paper, 800x800mm. Bai Guanghua, Suzhou Liu Garden (Series: DREAM), 2005, photography, Inkjet print on Fine Art Paper, 800x800mm. Bai Guanghua, Suzhou Liu Garden (Series: DREAM), 2005, photography, Inkjet print on Fine Art Paper, 800x800mm. Bai Guanghua, Suzhou Liu Garden (Series: DREAM), 2005, photography, Inkjet print on Fine Art Paper, 800x800mm.
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12 août 2016

A carved agate snuff bottle, Zhiting School, Suzhou, 1760-1860

Lot 569. A carved agate snuff bottle, Zhiting School, Suzhou, 1760-1860. Estimate USD 24,000 - USD 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is deeply carved through dark areas on one side with a horse standing on a cliff between a bat and a pine tree, with a scholar resting beside a rock below, with mottled whitish inclusions showing in the translucent honey-toned stone. The opposite side is carved with a fisherman seated on a rock and pulling a fish on his line from waves, with a three-character... [Lire la suite]
22 novembre 2013

A black and white jade ‘Goldfish’ snuff bottle, attributed to Suzhou, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

A black and white jade ‘Goldfish’ snuff bottle, attributed to Suzhou, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  together with a watercolour illustration by Peter Suart;.6 cm., 2 5/8 in. - watercolour 40.7 by 33 cm., 16 by 13 1/8 in. Estimation 180,000 — 220,000 HKDProvenance: Sotheby’s New York, 27th June 1986, lot 91.Arts of China, Hong Kong, 1988.Exposition: Robert Kleiner, Boda Yang, and Clarence F. Shangraw, Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Miniature Art from the Collection of George and Mary... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2013

A black and white jade ‘Immortals at play’ snuff bottle, Suzhou, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

A black and white jade ‘Immortals at play’ snuff bottle, Suzhou, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 7.2 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimation 1,000,000 — 1,200,000 HKDProvenance: The D.A. Ionides Will Trust.Christie's London, 11th/13th June 1990, lot 522.Exposition: Kleine Schätze aus China. Snuff bottles—Sammlung von Mary und George Bloch erstmals in Österreich, Creditanstalt, Vienna, 1993.Robert Kleiner, Boda Yang, and Clarence F. Shangraw, Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Miniature Art from the Collection of George... [Lire la suite]
28 novembre 2010

Chinese amber and jade pendants @ Bonhams

A fine and rare carved agate 'birthday' pendant. Suzhou, mid Qing dynasty. photo Bonhams The exquisitely carved pendant of rectangular section, intricately carved on both sides, the pictorial side carved through the chocolate-brown layer to the translucent pale ground with a lively scene of two monkeys picking lingzhi, the inscribed side with a ten-character stanza in kaishu script concluding with a two-character seal, both framed under gently incised ruyi-shaped clouds. 4.8cm x 3.8cm. Sold for HK$396,000 清中期 蘇作瑪瑙巧雕靈猴賀壽珮The... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2010

Miniature Chinese Art Makes World Record Prices at Bonhams

A Baroque pearl, crystal, glass and gold Imperial snuff bottle, attributed to Guangzhou, 1760-1799, is presented at a Bonhams in Hong Kong, China. EPA/ALEX HOFFORD, LONDON.- Bonhams Hong Kong today celebrated the first-ever “Golden Gavel Auction” in its history, when part of the world’s finest collection of important Chinese snuff bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold 100% and achieved world record prices. Against presale estimates of HK$20,000,000 (£1.8m), the sale total was HK$66,146,800 (£5.8m), with every one... [Lire la suite]
24 mai 2010

"Message in a Bottle": Auction of World's Greatest Collection of Snuff Bottles

On 28 May, Bonhams Hong Kong will offer 141 Chinese snuff bottles from the celebrated Mary and George Bloch Collection. The total sale is expected to achieve in excess of HK$40 million. The habit of using ground tobacco (snuff) was introduced to Asia by 17th century Western travellers from Europe, where it was an exotic import from the Americas. Chinese snuff takers found that traditional Western snuffboxes did not work well in the humid climates of Asia, and from the later 17th century Chinese craftsmen created small airtight... [Lire la suite]
15 novembre 2009

The Ear: Yi Zhou Video Exhibition @ True Color Museum, Suzhou

Yi Zhou, Still from "The Ear", 2009 Contrasts Gallery and True Color Museum are proud to present multimedia video works by Paris-based Chinese artist Yi Zhou at True Colour Museum in Suzhou. The Ear: Yi Zhou Video Exhibition will feature seven videos, including Yi’s latest work The Ear, an RED live-action and 3D animation piece, featuring the multi-talented American musician and producer Pharrell Williams, along with other acclaimed works from 2004 to the present. Yi’s works are inspired by literature, mythology and... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2009

Rare tabatière en jade blanc et noir. Chine, école de Zhiting, Suzhou, 1750-1850

Rare tabatière en jade blanc et noir. Chine, école de Zhiting, Suzhou, 1750-1850 la bouteille ovoïde sculptée sur une face et dans la veine blanche de la pierre, de Zhang Qian à sa lecture, assis sur un bateau creusé dans un tronc d'arbre, porté par les flots d'une rivière s'écoulant entre des rochers, un vase double gourde pendu à la poupe, le pavillon de Zhinü émergeant d'une trainée de nuages sur l'autre face, deux inscriptions finement gravées sur les aplats : 'il ne reste que cet objet à mériter une belle prose',... [Lire la suite]