04 mai 2016

An olive-brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, 19th century

Lot 197. An olive-brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, 19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. Of flattened rounded form with sloping shoulders, waisted neck and flat lip, carved through the olive-brown glass with a river landscape depicting a figure and attendant in an open boat, beneath flying bats and cranes, the other side with a pavilion bordered on the right by a gnarly pine tree, an oval seal to one side reads ji xiang 'auspiciousness', glass stopper. 5.2cm... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2016

Christie's Asian Art Week totals US$37.2 million

  Lot 1425, A large cast and repousse gilt-bronze figure of eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, Qianlong period. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realised $2,853,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s concluded its Spring Asian Art Week with a combined total of $37,239,438 (£25,724,757 /€33,046,995/ HK$288,779,460) achieved over four days of eight sales, March 15-18. SALE RESULTS: The Van der Wee Collection of Himalayan Paintings March 15,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2016

Asia Week results underscore Bonhams' position as a market leader in Asian art

A fine very pale green jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong period. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€73,000 - 110,000). Sold for $1,025,000 (€906,197) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- The four Asian art auctions at Bonhams during Asia Week New York achieved impressive results totaling U.S. $8.7 million. Bonhams’ three distinguished Asian art departments presented tightly-curated sales of distinct items from important private collections, and saw a community of international collectors... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A rare green-overlay blue glass snuff bottle, 1770-1850

Lot 563, A rare green-overlay blue glass snuff bottle, 1770-1850. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The opaque green overlay is carved through to the opaque blue ground with a continuous landscape scene showing a sage on a bridge on one side and two boy attendants preparing a dwelling for his arrival on the other. 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high, stone stopper Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2012.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5418. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A rare five-color overlay clear glass snuff bottle, 1760-1820

Lot 471, A rare five-color overlay clear glass snuff bottle, 1760-1820. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved with a continuous design of lotus, begonia, peony and chrysanthemum blossoms in red, pink, yellow and turquoise-blue overlay, all growing from a single leafy branch carved in the dark-green overlay, all against the bubble-suffused ground. 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: A private American collection.The Meriem Collection; Christie's New... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A carved root amber snuff bottle, 1750-1860

Lot 443, A carved root amber snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved with a dense design of squirrels on rocks and amidst leafy grape vines, and with a mask-and-ring handle on each narrow side. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, jadeite stopper Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 2012.Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2012.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5413. Notes: One of the exotic materials used for snuff bottles,... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2016

A carved yellowish-green and brown jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks School, 1740-1850

Lot 423, A carved yellowish-green and brown jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks School, 1740-1850. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Iùage Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved on one side with a lush foliate scene of aged pine trees, centered by a waterfall emerging from between two mountains and passing by a crane that stands atop a precipice above lingzhi fungus growing below. The scene is thoughtfully carved using the brown skin of the stone for the landscape and yellow stone for the sky. 2... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A lime-green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820

Lot 6027, A lime-green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€910 - 1,400). Photo: Bonhams. The simple square form bottle supported on a carefully rounded oval foot ring, with a straight neck, evenly recessed lip, finished to a very attractive, fine and sleek effect. 2 9/16in (6.6cm) high Property from the Marcia J. Howard Collection Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS, 10:00 EDT - NEW YORK
07 mars 2016

A transparent green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820

Lot 6026, A transparent green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo: Bonhams. The heavy, tapering form bottle supported on a neatly finished oval foot ring, the narrow sides carved with two raised chilong, the glass of an attractive lime-green color. 2 1/2in (6.4cm) high Property from the Marcia J. Howard Collection Notes: This bottle belongs to a distinguished group of glass bottles from the 18th century which appears to have been continuously made through... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A gold aventurine-splashed green glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th century

Lot 6025, A gold aventurine-splashed green glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshops, Beijing, 18th century. Estimate US$ 1,800 - 2,500 (€1,600 - 2,300). Photo: Bonhams. Of flattened globular form with a wide mouth, oval countersunk foot, the interior skillfully blown to a water-drop form, the rich transparent green body suffused with golden flecks. 2in (5.1cm) high Property from the Marcia J. Howard Collection Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS, 10:00 EDT... [Lire la suite]