10 février 2017

A cameo agate snuff bottle, Official School, 1760-1850

Lot 469. A cameo agate snuff bottle, Official School, 1760-1850. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well-hollowed bottle is of icy-grey tone and is carved on one side in high relief utilizing the dark markings in the stone with five monkeys in various pursuits amidst rocks. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, quartz stopper Provenance: Pat Miller Collection, Hawaii. Robert Kleiner, London, 2008. Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4722. ... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2016

Three cameo agate snuff bottles, Official School, 1770-1850

Lot 559. Three cameo agate snuff bottles, Official School, 1770-1850. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The first bottle, 1770-1850, is of tan color and is carved with a solitary hawk in russet brown on the front, a sprig of lingzhi at the side. The second bottle, 1770-1850, of striated beige and grey tone, is carved with a fisherman in deep russet and opalescent gray colors, his fishing pole extending to the back of the bottle with a fish on the line. The third,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

Chinese snuff bottles fetch sparkling prices at Bonhams in Asia Week 2015

 An enameled and slip-decorated Yixing snuff bottle, 1800-1880. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€35,260). Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week 2015 at Bonhams New York was opened with the auction of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, which took place at the Madison Avenue galleries on March 16. In a packed saleroom, the collection fetched far above its high estimates – with 97 per cent sold by lot – to make a total of $708,438.  The Dickers began collecting... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2015

Bonhams to offer snuff bottles from the private collection of Barbara & Marvin Dicker

 NEW YORK, NY.- New York –Asia Week 2015 at Bonhams New York will begin with a specially curated 100 lot-strong sale of snuff bottles from the Barbara and Marvin Dicker Collection on March 16 at 10am at Bonhams New York. Barbara and Marvin Dicker began collecting snuff bottles in the early 1980s fascinated by their intricate carvings, the natural materials, and the symbolism. Their collection of glass overlays, ceramics, jade and more showcases strong examples of expert carving and intricate decoration, and presents a variety of... [Lire la suite]
04 novembre 2013

A Chinese Carved Caramel and Grey and Honey-Colour Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, 19th Century

A Chinese Carved Caramel and Grey and Honey-Colour Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, 19th Century. Provenance: Lizzadro Collection, Chicago, Illinois, acquired prior to 1960. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 ASIAN ART IN LONDON. 31st October -- 9th November 2013. CHRISTIE'S SOUTH KENSINGTON. Auction: Chinese Interiors
, Wednesday, 6 November, 2013. From a selection to be offered within the Chinese Interiors Sale and the Chinese Ceramic, Works of Art & Textiles from the Lizzadro Collection of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2013

A cameo agate bottle, 19th-early 20th century 

A cameo agate bottle, 19th-early 20th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of high-shouldered, tapering form, the bottle is carved through the opaque, taupe skin with four birds perched in or flying above a gnarled prunus tree. The reverse is cleverly carved with another bird rendered from a dark-brown inclusion in the semi-transparent creamy-white stone. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high, rose quartz stopper - Estimate USD 1,500.00 - 2,500.00 Christie's. Chinese Works of Art Online Only: Snuff Bottles &... [Lire la suite]
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02 août 2013

A carved cameo agate snuff bottle, 19th century

A carved cameo agate snuff bottle, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The bottle is of ovoid form and carved from the translucent, grey stone with a butterfly amongst blossoming plum and chrysanthemum and a cat alertly crouched on a rock clearly rendered utilizing the dark brown inclusions of the stone. 1 7/8 in. (4.7 cm.) high, glass stopper. Estimate USD 2,000.00 - 4,000.00 Christie’s. Chinese Works of Art Online Only: Snuff Bottles & Books www.christies.com
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