18 mars 2015

Chinese snuff bottles fetch sparkling prices at Bonhams in Asia Week 2015

 An enameled and slip-decorated Yixing snuff bottle, 1800-1880. Sold for US$ 37,500 (€35,260). Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- Asia Week 2015 at Bonhams New York was opened with the auction of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, which took place at the Madison Avenue galleries on March 16. In a packed saleroom, the collection fetched far above its high estimates – with 97 per cent sold by lot – to make a total of $708,438.  The Dickers began collecting... [Lire la suite]

11 mars 2015

Jadestone, 'Scholarly Pursuits' at Asia Week New York 2015

Qian Shiquan, Painting of a gnarled pine tree and calligraphy. Dated 1733. Collected by Arthur B. Guenther in the 1960's. Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 A Fine Zitan Brush Pot. China, Qing Dynasty. Zitan wood. Height: 7.1 inches (18 cm). Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 Agate snuff bottle carved with a Qilin. Official School, 1760-1850. 5 cm tall without stopper. Jadestone at Asia Week New York 2015 Jadestone... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

A porcelain snuff bottle with eighteen luohan, Jiaqing period

A porcelain snuff bottle with eighteen luohan, Jiaqing period. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams.  Of compressed spherical form with a thin neck, flat lip, tall oval foot ring, molded with a continuous design of the Eighteen Luohan, some with an animal or attribute, a dragon descending from clouds near the neck, the scene picked out on a ground of dense waves; all surfaces except for the foot pad covered with white glaze. 2 3/8in (6cm) high  Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Palm... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

A molded biscuit porcelain snuff bottle 1820-1880

A molded biscuit porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1880. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo Bonhams.  Of compressed pear form on a concave foot, short neck, flat rim, carved and molded continuously around the side with a fierce-looking dragon striding through cloud scrolls chasing a flaming pearl, the base incised with a Rongjing Zuo mark in regular script. 2 1/2in (6.4cm) high  Provenance: Hugh Moss Ltd., London, November 1987Sotheby's, New York, 2 December 1985, lot 6Paula... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2015

A glazed porcelain snuff bottle carved with figures and landscape, 1820-1860

e A glazed porcelain snuff bottle carved with figures and landscape, 1820-1860. Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,300 - 3,600). Photo Bonhams.  The compressed spherical form bottle rising from a concave foot, its cylindrical neck incised with key-fret patterns, the sides well carved with a continuous tranquil landscape with two figures walking across a bridge towards secluded houses nestled in the shades of lush trees along a riverbank, with mountains in distance, covered overall with a thin white enamel. 2 1/8in (5.4cm)... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2015

An enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Daoguang period

An enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Daoguang period. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,300 - 2,200). Photo Bonhams. Well-hollowed, the ovoid form bottle finely painted on either side with a katydid, the enamels in green and purple with iron red and black penciled details. 2 3/8in (6cm) high Provenance: Dennis Crow Exhibited: Norton Museum of Art, September-November 1997 Bonhams. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Barbara and Marvin Dicker, 16 Mar 2015 10:00 EDT- NEW YORK


02 mars 2015

A molded and famille rose enameled porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1900

A molded and famille rose enameled porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1900. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,500 (€1,300 - 2,200). Photo Bonhams. Of high-shouldered bulbous form with a short neck, everted flat lip, splayed oval foot, painted in famille rose enamels and iron-red with a continuous scene depicting blooming trees and large peony blossoms rising behind perforated rocks, separated by two raised animal mask-and-ring handles on the narrow sides. 2 1/8in (5.4cm) high Provenance: Robert Hall, San Francisco convention,... [Lire la suite]
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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]


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