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]
16 mai 2015

A turquoise porcelain 'purse' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period

A turquoise porcelain 'purse' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong-Jiaqing period.  Estimate  20,000 — 30,000 HKD (2,389 - 3,584 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. 5.1 cm., 2 in. Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd, 1997.  Literature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1167.  Sotheby's. Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

An 'iron-imitation' porcelain snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th- 19th century

An 'iron-imitation' porcelain snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th- 19th century. Estimate  30,000 — 40,000 HKD (3,584 - 4,779 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. 7.5 cm., 3 in. Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 1990. Literature: Robert Hall, Chinese Snuff Bottles III, London, 1990, cat. no. 71.Lindsey Hall, 'Trompe L'Oeil and Chinese Snuff Bottles - Part Two: AnExamination of Porcelain Imitations’, Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Autumn 1998, p.... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

A moulded white porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century 

A moulded white porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000 HKD (4,779 - 7,168 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 4.3 cm., 1 3/4  in. Provenance: Universal Antiques and Fine Arts Co., Taipei, 2006. Robert Hall, London, 2006.  Literature: Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1196. ... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2015

A white carved porcelain 'fu' snuff bottle, Seal mark and period of Daoguang

A white carved porcelain 'fu' snuff bottle, Seal mark and period of Daoguang. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000 HKD (4,779 - 7,168 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 5.2 cm., 2 in. Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., 1997.  Literature:Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1349. Sotheby's. Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part X, Hong Kong, 01 Jun... [Lire la suite]


16 mai 2015

A golden-yellow glazed stoneware 'basket-weave' snuff bottle, Mark and period of Daoguang

A golden-yellow glazed stoneware 'basket-weave' snuff bottle, Mark and period of Daoguang. Estimate  55,000 — 65,000 HKD (6,571 - 7,766 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 5.8 cm., 2 1/4  in. Provenance: Collection of John Ault.Robert Kleiner, London, 2002.  Literature: Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of John Ault, Hong Kong, 1990, no. 133.Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2015

A coral-imitation porcelain snuff bottle, Jiaqing seal mark and period

A coral-imitation porcelain snuff bottle, Jiaqing seal mark and period. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP (2,713 - 4,070 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. of elongated ovoid form, densely decorated with a dragon and phoenix writhing amongst ruyi-shaped clouds and flame wisps, all between bands of ruyi heads, keyfret and raised bosses, covered overall in a coral-red glaze, the base with a four-character Jiaqing seal mark in gilt, silver-mounted jadeite stopper; Quantity: 2 - 7.7cm.,... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2015

A small painted enamel 'European subject' snuff bottle, Qianlong four-character mark in blue emanel and of the period (1736-1795

A small painted enamel 'European subject' snuff bottle, Qianlong four-character mark in blue emanel and of the period (1736-1795). Estimate £15,000 – £20,000 ($22,710 - $30,280). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each side of the bottle is delicately painted with a cartouche within a floral border, enclosing a pastoral scene with two European ladies engaged in conversation under a tall tree. Overall 2 ½ in. (6.2 cm.) high including gilt-metal stopper Provenance: Bonham's London, 10 July 2006, lot 334. ... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2015

A Canton enamel tray and a Canton enamel snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A Canton enamel tray and a Canton enamel snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. Estimate 400,000 — 600,000 HKD (45,577 — 68,366 EUR). Photo Sotheby's comprising: a tray cast in the shape of a palmette leaf, decorated on the interior as a leaf with small floral buds and a blue beetle atop it, the reverse enamelled to simulate a pale apple-green coloured leaf, inscribed with a Qianlong four-character reign mark within a rectangular white panel; and a snuff bottle enamelled... [Lire la suite]