17 mars 2014

A reddish brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, Yangzhou school, 1830-1890

A reddish brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, Yangzhou school, 1830-1890. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed spherical form, with a flat lip and red oval foot rim surrounding a convex foot, the single reddish-brown overlay highlighting the low relief carved decoration of bats emanating from a double gourd, the other face with a diminutive pine in a planter, adjacent to a scholar's rock with lingzhi, with a four character inscription in seal script reading Shou Tong Jin Shi (Long-lived liked metal and stone). 2 3/8in (6cm) high.Sold... [Lire la suite]

13 mars 2014

A blue overlay white glass snuff bottle, Yangzhou school, 1800-1840

A blue overlay white glass snuff bottle, Yangzhou school, 1800-1840. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed pear spherical form with a flat lip and sapphire blue oval foot rim surrounding a flat foot, with fixed mask ring handles to each side, the blue glass carved in low relief with one face with a fisherman on a rocky outcropping, with a seal overhead reading Daya, the other face with a boy in boat with lotus beneath the inscription Xiang Yuan Yi Qing, the water's ripples lightly etched into the glass. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2014

A red-overlay white glass snuff bottle, Yangzhou school, 1850-1890

A red-overlay white glass snuff bottle, Yangzhou school, 1850-1890. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014 Of flattened, rounded form and raised on an oval foot, the bottle is finely carved through the opaque, red overlay with an immortal riding a crane in flight on one side, and a bird perched on a flowering branch on the reverse. An oval seal on one side reads yan nian ('prolonged life'), and the horizontal inscription on the reverse reads yi jie mei shou ('best wishes for longevity'). 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, glass stopper. Estimate... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2009

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, cyclically dated jiashen, corresponding to 1824

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, cyclically dated jiashen, corresponding to 1824 Of flattened rectangular form with gently rounded shoulders surmounted by a short cylindrical neck, resting on an oval foot, finely carved through the pale brown overlay with a scene of a figure fanning himself under a plantain tree, the reverse with a figure looking out at birds, the shoulders flanked by archaistic ring handles carved from the brown overlay, all against an opaque white ground, stopper. 6.3cm (2½in) (2).... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century Of flattened rectangular form rising from a short straight oval foot ring, finely carved through the layer of pale brown overlay to the opaque milky white glass, depicting a traveller riding a mule across a bridge, followed by an attendant, the reverse with a fisherman standing in a boat trying to sell his catch to an elderly gentleman seated on a pier, the sides each with a seven-character inscription written in archaic script, stopper. 7.1cm... [Lire la suite]
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