01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

  A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,300 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. Carefully hollowed with walls of even thickness, the bottle of tapering form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, its shoulders sloping outward towards the recessed base, crisply carved with two faux lion mask-and-ring handles, executed from a nearly flawless transparent stone. 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high Provenance: Asiantiques, February, 2012 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]

01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,300 - 1,800). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of compressed oval form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip and foot, boldly carved to the front and back in rounded relief with a bat with outstretching wings; the stone slightly crizzled and cloudy. 2 1/8in (5.4cm) high Provenance: The Asian Art Studio, Inc. A. Klein, CA Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, 16 Mar 2015 10:00... [Lire la suite]
01 mars 2015

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860

A carved rock crystal snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of compressed globular form with a cylindrical neck, flat lip, oval foot ring, carved in relief and incised on each side with a pendulating dragon breathing out vapor forming waves; the transparent stone marked with a few darker color spots. 2 7/16in (6.3cm) high Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Singapore Convention, October 2002 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A greenish-white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1780-1850

A greenish-white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,200 - 3,600). Photo Bonhams. Very well-hollowed, the tall, tapering body rising to a waisted neck, its wide mouth surrounded by finely finished flat lip, recessed foot, the sides worked in rounded relief with evenly spaced vertical ribs; the pale celadon-toned white stone with small white and beige-colored spots. 2 3/4in (7cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall France, Hong Kong Convention, October 1996 ... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A fine white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1750-1820

  A fine white nephrite snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€5,300 - 7,100). Photo Bonhams. Very well-hollowed, the ovoid body resting upon a tall, spreading foot ring with incised leiwen pattern that repeat to the raised band around the neck beneath its flat lip, the main sides finely carved in rounded relief with split-tailed chilong; the translucent white stone nearly flawless. 2 1/16in (5.2cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall, 19 May 1988 Exhibited: Norton... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A red overlay white glass snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1730-1800

A red overlay white glass snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1730-1800. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, of baluster form with a waisted neck, flat lip, finely finished, rounded circular foot ring, the translucent milky-white ground overlaid in red, expertly carved with two rampant dragons chasing a flaming jewel. 2in (5.1cm) high Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Asia Week, March 2007 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin... [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 red overlaid glass snuff bottle decorated with gourds and butterflies. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850

A red overlaid glass snuff bottle decorated with gourds and butterflies. Possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1780-1850. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,700 - 3,600). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, the pear form bottle with a waisted neck, flat lip and foot, carved through the red overlay against a milky-white ground, depicting double-gourds borne on supple leafy vines, with two delicate butterflies hovering around. 2 1/8in (5.3cm) high Provenance: Eldred's, 26 August 1993, lot 12 ... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2015

A white overlay pink glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1820

A white overlay pink glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 4,000 (€2,700 - 3,600). Photo Bonhams. The well-hollowed bottle of flattened baluster form with a wide mouth, flat lip, finely finished splayed oval foot ring, the mottled pink ground overlaid in white to the front and back with gentian flowers. 2 3/16in (5.5cm) Provenance: The Asian Art Studio, Inc.Bonhams, New York, 24 March 2010, lot 118Margaret Polak collectionJohnny Tseng, February 2004John... [Lire la suite]


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