22 août 2015

A dark russet-brown and olive-green jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks School, 1740-1850

A dark russet-brown and olive-green jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks School, 1740-1850. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The sides are carved in relief with a continuous scene depicting on one side a pavilion on a rocky promontory beneath the crescent moon and a constellation, with pine and willow trees on the narrow sides, and on the reverse twosampans, all highlighted by the dark russet-brown 'skin' in contrast to the yellowish-olive color of the stone. 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, amethyst... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2015

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Shaoxian, Ma Guoting, dated to the bingzi year (1936)

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Shaoxian, Ma Guoting, dated to the bingzi year (1936). Estimate $10,000 – $12,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One side is delicately decorated with a pair of birds perched in a magnolia tree peering down at two pheasant standing on rocks amidst roses below. The reverse has a four-line poetic inscription dedicated to Mo Zhuang followed by the date, the artist's signature, Shaoxian, Ma Guoting, and a seal, Shao. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, jadeite stopper. ... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2015

A well-carved carnelian agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850

A well-carved carnelian agate snuff bottle, 1780-1850. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is well carved in substantial relief through the reddish areas of the stone with lingzhi-shaped clouds that rise from the base up to the flat shoulder framing a small reddish marking in the stone on one side resembling the sun. 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Harry H. Ross, London.SB Collection, England.Robert Hall, London, 2011.Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2015

A finely enameled glass snuff bottle, attributed to Ye Benqi or Wang Xisan, circa 1963-1965

A finely enameled glass snuff bottle, attributed to Ye Benqi or Wang Xisan, circa 1963-1965. Estimate $12,000 – $16,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The opaque white glass bottle is of somewhat irregular, circular from with a raised ridge in the center on either side, finely painted on one side with two branches bearing pomegranates and a blossom and on the other with two branches of peaches and peonies. The base is incised with an apocryphal Qianlong mark. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, metal stopper ... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2015

A well-carved grey and white jade snuff bottle, 1750-1850

A well-carved grey and white jade snuff bottle, 1750-1850. Estimate $12,000 – $18,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One side is carved in relief with an eagle perched on the branch of a pine tree above the sun rising from waves, and the reverse is carved with a pair of egrets, each standing on one leg in a pond amidst the flowers and leaves of lotus plants. 2 ½ in. (6.5 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 2009.Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2009.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection,... [Lire la suite]
21 août 2015

A white and blue-overlay white glass snuff bottle, possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1760-1790

A white and blue-overlay white glass snuff bottle, possibly Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1760-1790. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The translucent white and transparent sapphire-blue glass overlays are carved through to the translucent white body with a continuous scene of a scholar riding a donkey across a bridge, possibly Meng Haoren, accompanied by a young attendant carrying a vase holding a prunus branch, all beneath arching prunus trees. The other side is decorated with a scene of... [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]
24 juin 2015

An unusual high karat gold 'dragon' snuff bottle, Qianlong mark

An unusual high karat gold 'dragon' snuff bottle, Qianlong mark.  Sold for US$ 185,000 (€165,119). Photo: Bonhams. The oval bottle finely cast with an energetic five-clawed dragon encircling the side walls striding through dense, layered cloud scrolls pursuing a flaming pearl, all against a stippled ground, the underside designed with scrolling waves, the matching cap sided with swastika symbols on blue enamel, and topped with another dragon and a pearl, hinged to the shoulder and open to reveal... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2015

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle. Signed Zhou Leyuan, cyclically dated renchen year corresponding to 1892

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle. Signed Zhou Leyuan, cyclically dated renchen year corresponding to 1892. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€14,000 - 21,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed rectangular form with high shoulders above an oval foot, intricately painted with a continuous landscape scene of insects by a gnarled tree and rockwork, one side with a series of dated kaishu inscriptions followed by the signature and a painted seal mark of the artist, with stopper. 6.3cm (2 1/2in)... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2015

A carved very pale turquoise-glazed snuff bottle, Chen Guozhi four-character mark, circa 1820-1860

A carved very pale turquoise-glazed snuff bottle, Chen Guozhi four-character mark, circa 1820-1860. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€12,000 - 17,000). Photo: Bonhams. Of compressed pear-shape rising to the cylindrical neck and original stopper, covered overall with a translucent pale bluish-white glaze, intricately carved with a continuous landscape scene of dwellings amidst lush hills and rivers, the base incised with a four-character kaishu mark, with stopper. 7.5cm (2 7/8in) high (2). ... [Lire la suite]