10 décembre 2015

A fine and rare café-au-lait imperial saucer, China, underglaze blue Qianlong six-character seal mark and period

Lot 576. A fine and rare café-au-lait imperial saucer, China, underglaze blue Qianlong six-character seal mark and period. Estimate 30000/50000 €. Lot sold 50.000 €. © 2015 Nagel Auctions of shallow form with rounded sides issuing from a slightly tapering foot, coated on the outside and the interior in a very pale brown glaze, leaving the base white, inscribed with the six-character seal mark - D. 13,4 cm - Very minor traces of use, good condition Notes: Cf. Sotheby's Hong Kong April 7th, 2011, Lot 22... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2015

A very rare Imperial opaque turquoise-green glass compressed globular vase, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

A very rare Imperial opaque turquoise-green glass compressed globular vase, Qianlong four-character wheel-cut mark in a double square and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate $80,000 - $120,000. Price Realized $137,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015   The vase is of compressed globular form with short neck and flared rim, and is carved as if wrapped in a diaper-patterned cloth tied in a bow on one side. The glass is of greenish-turquoise tone with some darker areas around the rim and foot. 6 in. (15.2... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the peri

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 - Price Realized $6,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each convex side is decorated in famille rose enamels with a large katydid. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 20 October 1994. Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1667. Notes: The... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A molded and reticulated blue-enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Qianlong mark and period

A molded and reticulated blue-enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Qianlong four character seal mark and of the period, 1770-1799. Estimate $1,200 - $1,800 - Price Realized $4,375 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is decorated in openwork on either side with an oval dragon panel flanked by molded mask handles on the shoulders and stylized floret designs between ruyi and leaf borders. 2 ¾ in. (6.9 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A carved red glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1720-1780

A carved red glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1720-1780. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 - Price Realized $2,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is carved on either side with a roundel, one with a hawk perched on a rock emerging from waves, the other with the moon rising from waves with a bat flying above, all set between mask and ring handles on the shoulders. 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high, jadeite stopper, wooden spoon Provenance: Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1994.Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2015

A rare five-color-overlay pink glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1850

A rare five-color-overlay pink glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1850. Estimate $18,000 – $22,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is carved through the opaque dark green, pale blue, yellow, red and pink overlay to the translucent pink glass ground with a design of a woven basket overflowing with blossoms and fruit including two finger citrons, begonias, sweet peas and a large peony. 2 7/8 in. (6 cm.) high, rose quartz stopper Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]


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]