18 août 2016

A transparent blue snowflake glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 233. A transparent blue snowflake glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of flattened ovoid form, carved on each side with a pair of confronted chilong enclosing a central shoumedallion, stopper, wood stand (3). Height 2 5/8  in., 6.6 cm Provenance: Y. F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong, 1978. Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016,... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2016

A 'Yangzhou' three-color overlay glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century

Lot 220. A 'Yangzhou' three-color overlay glass snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, 19th century. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's carved through the cinnabar-red and emerald-green overlays to the caramel-beige ground with a continuous landscape with a fisherman in the distance and a crane flying overhead, stopper (2). Height 2 3/8  in., 6 cm Provenance: Y. F. Yang & Co., Hong Kong, 1976. Property from the collection of Robert and Maurine Muntz Note: A similar... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

An emerald-green glass snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period

Lot 213. An emerald-green glass snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's of octagonal profile with faceted oval panels in raised relief on both sides, the base with a four-character wheel-cut mark, stopper (2). Height 1 7/8  in., 4.8 cm. Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London.Collection of Sir Michael Wright, former British Ambassador in Baghdad (1954-1958).Collection of Marjorie Florence Pradella (née Roberts), and thence by descent. ... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

A white jade, snuff bottle, Imperial, 1791-1799

Lot 409. A white jade, snuff bottle, Imperial, 1791-1799. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle, of thin, flattened baluster form with a flared neck and narrow sides with flat facets is carved from stone of near-white tone and suffused with light russet markings. Both sides are carved with an imperial poem on snuff bottles by Emperor Qianlong, the characters filled with gilt. 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, turquoise stopper Provenance: John Ault Collection,... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

A yellow jade snuff bottle, 1750-1840

Lot 401. A yellow jade snuff bottle, 1750-1840. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The semi-translucent bottle is of even, yellow tone and is raised on a conforming foot ring. 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1993.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 921. Note: A similar rectangular yellow jade bottle from the Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Part II, was sold at Christie's New... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2016

A white-overlay pink glass snuff bottle, 1770-1850

Lot 452. A white-overlay pink glass snuff bottle, 1770-1850. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved through the milky-white overlay to the opaque pink ground with the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) tied with ribbons. 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, shell stopper Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2001.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3302. Note: The color combination of pink and white creates a dramatic palette which... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2016

A six-color overlay white glass snuff bottle, 1780-1860

Lot 455. A six-color overlay white glass snuff bottle, 1780-1860. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved through the overlays to the semi-translucent, milky-white ground on either side with a multicolored lotus plant, the flowers in ruby-red, lemon-yellow, sapphire-blue and opaque-pink, and with a bird carved from the turquoise-colored overlay. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Robert Kleiner, London, 2003.Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

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

Lot 497. A carved yellowish-green and russet jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks school, 1740-1850. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved through the brown skin to the yellowish-green ground with a scene of Shoulao, the god of Longevity, standing beneath a gnarled pine as a kneeling monkey offers him a peach. 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: The Marks Collection. Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, 2008. Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

An olive-green and russet jade snuff bottle, 1740-1850

Lot 477. An olive-green and russet jade snuff bottle, 1740-1850. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved from opaque and mottled russet areas of the natural skin. Each narrow side is carved with a mask handle and an archaistic four-character seal script inscription, one readingchang le yong kang ('long life, eternal happiness'), the other yan nian yi shou ('May you have prolonged longevity'), and a studio name in archaic seal script, ji jin zhen shi... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

A rare white-overlay sandwiched pink glass snuff bottle, possibly Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1770-1840

Lot 557. A rare white-overlay sandwiched pink glass snuff bottle, possibly Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1770-1840. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved through the semi-opaque white overlay to the mottled pink and white ground with a continuous scene of a farmer walking on a rocky path towards his home, beneath pine branches and clouds. 3 ¼ in. (8.3 cm.) high, shell stopper. Provenance: Bentley Collection, England.Sotheby's London, 23 March 1988, lot... [Lire la suite]