10 mars 2015

Asian Art Studio, "Treasures from the Middle Kingdom" at Asia Week New York 2015

Wang Bingrong. A magnificent unglazed, carved porcelain brush pot. China, 1820-1860. Height: 7 3/8 inches (18.7 cm). Diameter: 8 3/8 inches (21.3 cm). Asian Art Studio at Asia Week New York 2015. (left) A glass snuff bottle, carved in imitation of aquamarine. Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing. 1750-1795. Height: 2 inches (4.9 cm). (right) Aquamarine snuff bottle, incised with lotus and butterflies and carved with an integral stand. Probably Imperial,... [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 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]
27 février 2015

A variegated pink glass 'cabbage' snuff bottle, Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800

A variegated pink glass 'cabbage' snuff bottle, Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1800. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Of flattened tapering form with a wide mouth, thin, flat lip, the opaque pink glass in various shades expertly carved as a cabbage with rendered overlapping leaves.3in (7.6cm) high Provenance: The Asian Art Studio, Inc., 2010Emily Newel, CAClara Ziegler Newell Notes: Like many images, cabbage has special symbolic meanings in Chinese... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2014

Chinese rank badges at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Imperial Duke's insignia, China, Qianlong (1736 - 1795), Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), 'kesi' [woven silk],  26.0 x 27.3 cm.Gift of Judith and Ken Rutherford 2000, 189.2000. Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney In the Ming and Qing dynasties the aristocracy as well as civil and military officials wore rank-defining badges on the front and back of their robes. The front-facing dragon would have been worn by a Prince of the Blood, who had been granted... [Lire la suite]


08 mars 2014

A duan stone snuff bottle. Likely Imperial, 1760-1820

A duan stone snuff bottle. Likely Imperial, 1760-1820. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened pear shape, with a flat lip and an oval foot rim surrounding a concave foot, finely carved in low relief with three stylized kui dragons forming the character for long (dragon) on one side, reversed by naturalistic dragons, the sides with fixed ring lion mask handles, the lions with the distinctive 'official's hat'. 2 1/8in (5.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€4,300 - 5,800) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) It... [Lire la suite]
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20 octobre 2013

An imperial blue and white 'dragon' bowl, China, underglaze blue Qianlong seal mark and period.

An imperial blue and white 'dragon' bowl, China, underglaze blue Qianlong seal mark and period.  The deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, painted around the exterior with two scaly ferocious dragons amidst ruyi cloud. D. 14,6 cm. Estimate 18000/25000 € Nagel Auktionen. 2013/10/30. http://www.auction.de
02 août 2013

A grey-beige and russet jade ‘Chilong and Lingzhi’ snuff bottle, possibly Imperial, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century

A grey-beige and russet jade ‘Chilong and Lingzhi’ snuff bottle, possibly Imperial, Qing dynasty, 18th-early 19th century. Photo Sotheby's of pebble material, very well hollowed and carved with three chilong and a spray of lingzhi fungus, the head and shoulders of one beast forming the base, the natural pebble skin possibly enhanced with staining; the coral stopper carved as a twig; 5.9 cm., 2¼  in. Estimation 75,000 — 95,000. Lot. Vendu 137,500 HKD PROVENANCE Hugh Moss (HK)... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2013

A banded agate snuff bottle, Official School, probably Imperial, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century

A banded agate snuff bottle, Official School, probably Imperial, Qing Dynasty, 18th-19th century. Photo Sotheby's extremely well hollowed, with a concave lip and a recessed flat foot surrounded by a protruding flat footrim, carved with mask-and-ring handles; the tourmaline stopper with a vinyl collar; 5.8 cm., 2¼ in. Estimation 40,000 — 60,000. Lot vendu: 87,500 HKD PROVENANCE : Collection of Alice B. McReynolds.Sotheby’s Los Angeles, 3rd October 1984, lot 97. LITTERATURE: Hugh Moss, Victor... [Lire la suite]


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