20 mars 2014

A molded porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong period

A molded porcelain snuff bottle, Qianlong period. Photo Bonhams. Of double gourd form, the body molded in high relief with a leafy stalk running from the mouth to the foot, with overlapping five petal flowers and a tied patterned cloth at the waist, the porcelain with a clear glaze suffused with a crackle. 2 3/4in (7cm) high. Sold for US$ 2,000 (€1,437) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
20 mars 2014

A porcelain snuff bottle with quail, 1860-1880

A porcelain snuff bottle with quail, 1860-1880. Photo Bonhams. Of rounded rectangular form with sloping shoulders, with a rounded concave lip, and an unglazed oval foot rim, the body deftly painted with five quail in overglaze enamels. 2 1/4in (5.6 cm) high. Sold for US$ 5,000 (€3,593) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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20 mars 2014

An unusual inscribed porcelain snuff bottle, Zhou Honglai, Late Qing Dynasty

An unusual inscribed porcelain snuff bottle, Zhou Honglai, Late Qing Dynasty. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened ovoid form with a straight neck and rounded lip and with an unglazed oval foot rim, one face engraved with a figures in a boat beneath a moonlit sky, with a dedicatory inscription to Lianshu, signed Zhou Yanbin, with an engraved seal reading Zhou, reversed by the complete text of Su Shi's (1037-1101) First Prose Poem on the Red Cliff, 1082, and signed Yanbin ke (Yanbin engraved) followed by an engraved seal. 2 1/2in... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2014

A reticulated porcelain snuff bottle, Wang Bingrong, 1820-1870

A reticulated porcelain snuff bottle, Wang Bingrong, 1820-1870. Photo Bonhams. Of rounded rectangular form, the lip with a clear glaze, the oval foot rim unglazed, the foot with an inscribed four-character mark in seal script, the body deftly carved with a single five-clawed dragon amid deeply recessed clouds and flames, the body with an even caramel-colored glaze, the dragon's eyes punctuated with black and white enamels. 2 3/8in (6cm) high. Sold for US$ 31,250 (€22,461)  Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran... [Lire la suite]
20 mars 2014

A dark russet nephrite snuff bottle, 1750-1880

A dark russet nephrite snuff bottle, 1750-1880. Photo Bonhams. Of peach form, with a leafy branch crossing over the mouth, the stone a rich chocolate brown with a patch of olive green on the front face. 2 1/4in (5.6 cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 - Unsold Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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20 mars 2014

A root amber snuff bottle, 1760-1850

A root amber snuff bottle, 1760-1850. Photo Bonhams. Of irregular shape, with a flat lip surrounding a circular mouth, with a flat irregular foot, the body of a translucent honey color with opaque caramel and dark brown markings. 2 1/8in (5.5cm) high. Sold for US$ 6,875 (€4,941) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969)Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York -www.bonhams.com
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20 mars 2014

A chalcedony double fish snuff bottle, 1820-1880

A chalcedony double fish snuff bottle, 1820-1880. Photo Bonhams. Formed as two fish joined at the belly, with flat lips around their mouths, their curved tails overlapping, with the individual scales delineated, the interiors very well-hollowed. 2 1/4in (5.8cm) high. Sold for US$ 2,375 (€1,707) For a very similar example, see Hughes, The Blair Bequest, Chinese Snuff Bottles From the Princeton University Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002 no 46, where the author notes that while double fish bottles are not uncommon, the form in chalcedony... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2014

A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 1780-1850

A red glass overlay snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Photo Bonhams. Of flattened globular form, with a flat lip and wide mouth, with a red oval foot rim, the body adorned with a single ruby red chilong amid clouds, the clear glass bottle suffused with minute bubbles. 2 3/8in (6cm) high. Sold for US$ 1,875 (€1,348) Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd (according to label) Property from the Collection of Emmanuel Dimitri Gran (1894-1969) Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com
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17 mars 2014

A reddish brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, Yangzhou school, 1830-1890

A reddish brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, Yangzhou school, 1830-1890. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed spherical form, with a flat lip and red oval foot rim surrounding a convex foot, the single reddish-brown overlay highlighting the low relief carved decoration of bats emanating from a double gourd, the other face with a diminutive pine in a planter, adjacent to a scholar's rock with lingzhi, with a four character inscription in seal script reading Shou Tong Jin Shi (Long-lived liked metal and stone). 2 3/8in (6cm) high.Sold... [Lire la suite]
17 mars 2014

A coral glass overlay snuff bottle, Attributed to Li Junting, Yangzhou, 1800-1840

A coral glass overlay snuff bottle, Attributed to Li Junting, Yangzhou, 1800-1840. Photo Bonhams. Of compressed pear form with a flat everted lip and oval foot rim, the opaque body with a coral glass overlay, skillfully carved in low relief with an abundance of auspicious images including persimmons, ruyi, a bat, a kingfisher, etc, as well as a four character inscription on one face in seal script reading fu shou nan duo (wealth, longevity and multiple male offspring), with inscriptions on seal script on each side one reading... [Lire la suite]
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