25 juillet 2014

Harvest Snuff Bottle, China, late 19th century, agate

Harvest Snuff Bottle, China, late 19th century, agate © 2001-2014 The Peabody Essex Museum.

12 juillet 2014

Icy jadeite 'Snuff bottle', jadeite and tourmaline pendant necklace

Icy jadeite 'Snuff bottle', jadeite and tourmaline pendant necklace. Photo Sotheby's Suspending to the front with a translucent icy jadeite carved snuff bottle, surmounted by a pink tourmaline bead, to a necklace composed icy jadeite beads, decorated at intervals with translucent jadeite beads of emerald green colour, length approximately 680mm, lid removable. Accompanied by Hong Kong Jade & Stone Laboratory certificate numbered SJ 30196, dated 4 July 2011, stating that the jadeite is natural, known in the trade as "A Jade". ... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2014

A coral snuff bottle on a lapis lazuli stand, 19th century

A coral snuff bottle on a lapis lazuli stand, 19th century. Photo Bonhams. Of double gourd shape, handles to each side of the neck, craved to both sides with flowering blossoms under shaped panels with inscribed with characters, 8.8cm high with stand. Sold for £1,000 (€1,261) Bonhams. ASIAN ART INCLUDING PORCELAIN FROM THE FIORENTINI COLLECTION, 2 Jul 2014, Edinburgh - http://www.bonhams.com
25 juin 2014

A white glass snuff bottle simulating jade, 1850-1950

A white glass snuff bottle simulating jade, 1850-1950. Photo Bonhams Of compressed spherical form with waisted neck, flat lip, straight oval foot ring, the milky white glass suffused with a few pin-point bubbles. 2 3/8in (6.1cm) high. Sold for US$ 3,125 (€2,295) Provenance: S. Bernstein & Co., San Francisco label Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE WORKS OF ARTS, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com
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25 juin 2014

A group of three glass snuff bottles

A group of three glass snuff bottles. Photo Bonhams Of compressed globular, rounded rectangular and pear form in transparent red, blue and green hues; the green bottle with a wheel cut four-character Daoguang mark on the underside. 2 1/2in (6cm) height of tallest. Sold for US$ 4,750 (€3,488) Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco. Bonhams. ASIAN DECORATIVE WORKS OF ARTS, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2014 10:00 PDT - www.bonhams.com
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03 juin 2014

Three centuries of snuff bottles are not to be sniffed at Lyon & Turnbull

 There are 157 bottles in the collection which are made from a wide variety of materials. EDINBURGH.- One of the largest collections of Chinese snuff bottles, valued at £40,000, are for sale at Lyon & Turnbull on the 4th June 2014, spanning three centuries the snuff bottles belong to Mrs Chris Bennett who lives in Perthshire. She started collecting in 1976 with a visit to a local auction, she said “I saw a small painted glass bottle. I bid for it and came away with the bottle in my pocket, having spent all of £3.”  ... [Lire la suite]


29 mai 2014

An orange-overlay pink glass 'bats' snuff bottle, 19th century

An orange-overlay pink glass 'bats' snuff bottle, 19th century. Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened globular shape, intricately carved through a layer of orange above a pink ground, depicting a continuous scene of auspicious bats in flight encircling Buddhist objects including a pair of coins and a plantain leaf fan, well carved in relief amidst dense cloud scrolls. 6cm high. Sold for HK$ 125,000 (€11,848) Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong, Admiralty, 26 May 2014 14:00 HKT - http://www.bonhams.com/
29 mai 2014

A rare Imperial yellow glass 'wave' snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1760-1840

A rare Imperial yellow glass 'wave' snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1760-1840. Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed globular shape above a recessed oval foot, the exterior relief-carved with a continuous faceted wave design. 6.2cm high. Sold for HK$ 312,500 (€29,621) Provenance: Ashkenazie & Co., San Francisco, 1990 Notes: ompare to an identical example illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, The Art of The Chinese Snuff Bottle: Vol.2, New York, 1993, p.587, no.351. According to the authors, the distinctive... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2014

Sotheby's Hong Kong announces the May series of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Sale

Playthings From The Collection of Edward T. Chow. Photo: Sotheby's.  HONG KONG.- Following the success of the Spring Sales in early April, Sotheby’s Hong Kong is delighted to present the May sale series of Chinese art, timepieces and wine at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Gallery, starting with four sales of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art to take place on 26 and 27 May. Comprising snuff bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection, playthings from the collection of Edward T. Chow, Chinese ceramics and works of art from... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2014

Two pink tourmaline snuff bottles, 19th century

Two pink tourmaline snuff bottles, 19th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The first bottle is of flattened form with tapered sides and is carved with nine bats, two of which are supporting a coin between their wings. The second bottle is of double gourd form with two smaller double gourds amongst leafy tendrils carved in high relief; both with stoppers, one with coral section. The largest, 2 ? in. (6 cm.) high. Estimate £5,000 – £8,000 ($8,405 - $13,448) Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 13 May 2014,... [Lire la suite]
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