15 juillet 2016

An imperial moulded gourd bowl, Qianlong Shangwan mark and period

Lot49. An imperial moulded gourd bowl, Qianlong Shangwan mark and period. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides skilfully moulded on the exterior with a repeated pattern of five stylised floral roundels, the underside moulded with a four-character Qianlong shangwan mark in regular script; 14.3 cm, 5 5/8  in. Provenance: Sotheby’s Hong Kong, 15th May 1990, lot 326. Notes: The humble origins of the gourd and its association... [Lire la suite]

03 juin 2016

A rare Imperial Ming-style blue and white 'peach' pilgrim flask, bianhu, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850)

Lot 27. A rare Imperial Ming-style blue and white 'peach' pilgrim flask, bianhu, Daoguang seal mark and of the period (1821-1850). Sold for HK$ 687,500 (€79,311). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened form rising from a splayed rectangular foot, moulded on each side with a raised peach-shaped cartouche in relief, painted with two bats in flight encircling peaches issuing from a gnarled leafy branch, the body further surrounded by meandering lotus scrolls and two bands of lingzhi running along the sides, the narrow... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2016

An exceptional Imperial Mughal-style white jade 'ram's' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

Lot 3015, An exceptional Imperial Mughal-style white jade 'ram's' cup, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD (916,783 - 1,375,175 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the lustrous and even white stone exquisitely worked in the form of a lobed floral bloom with delicate rounded walls rising steeply from the foot, one side elegantly tapering into an openwork handle modelled in the form of a ram's head depicted turned to one side, the beast sensitively... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2016

A carved yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850

Lot 436. A carved yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, probably Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The semi-opaque bottle of yellow tone with slight iridescence is well carved in high relief with two coiling dragons, their heads separated by a pearl, and their strap-work bodies merging into two fenghuang at the base. 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Christie's Paris, 21 December 2009, lot 208.Robert Hall, London,... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2016

A yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1799

Lot 6042. A yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1730-1799. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,600 - 6,400). Photo Bonhams Of compressed globular form with a waisted neck, wide mouth, flat thin lip, its splayed oval foot ring neatly crafted, the simple, elegant bottle of uniform lemon-yellow color. 1 5/8in (4.2cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall, 18th October 1991 Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS,10:00 EDT - NEW YORK
03 mars 2016

A miniature yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Worshops, Beijing, 1730-1799

Lot 6038. A miniature yellow glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Worshops, Beijing, 1730-1799. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,800 - 3,700).Photo Bonhams. The gently tapering bottle supported by a carefully finished splayed foot ring, with a waisted neck, wide mouth, delicate thin lip; the body of lemon-yellow tone. 1 3/4in (4.5cm) high Note: Compare two similar miniature yellow glass snuff bottles published and illustrated by Hugh Moss, Chinese Snuff Bottles From the Collection of the Rt.... [Lire la suite]
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01 mars 2016

A famille rose enameled porcelain 'Katydid' snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850

Lot 6011. A famille rose enameled porcelain 'Katydid' snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,400 - 2,300). Photo: Bonhams. The well-built bottle of flattened spherical form, with a waisted neck, slightly convex lip, oval foot ring, the interior glazed, skillfully painted on either side with a katydid in varied shades of green, purple, and black, their eyes highlighted in gilt paint, the recessed base with the four-character... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2016

A rare and finely painted Guangzhou enamel 'European-subject' snuff bottle, Imperial, Guangzhou Workshops, Qianlong mark and per

Lot 582. A rare and finely painted Guangzhou enamel 'European-subject' snuff bottle, Imperial, Guangzhou Workshops, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate $22,000 – $32,000. Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The bottle is decorated with a brightly colored continuous scene of two pairs of European gentleman in a European style landscape. On one side the pair attempts to catch a brown and black dog with a blanket. The reverse is decorated with another pair of European gentleman, one... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2016

A moulded green enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850

Lot 6003. A moulded green enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,500 - 6,300). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed globular form with a flat gilt lip, waisted neck, molded in low relief around the side in black and green enamel with a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the teeth and claws highlighted in white, the recessed base with the four-character mark in iron-red; ; an original matted watercolor rendering of the... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2016

An enamelled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850

Lot 6009. An enamelled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang mark and of the period, 1821-1850. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,600). Photo: Bonhams. Of moonflask form with a straight neck, slightly concave lip, oval foot ring, glazed interior; painted in soft-hued enamels and iron-red on one side with a Manchu groom leading a camel laden with hunting rifles attached to the saddle, the reverse painted with a Manchu huntsman on a horse and leading a dog by a leash, the recessed foot... [Lire la suite]