09 décembre 2015

An unusual snuff bottle made of rhinoceros horn decorated and set within a metal mount, China, late Qing dynasty

Lot 524. Former collection of Prince Alexander of Thurn und Taxis, An unusual snuff bottle made of rhinoceros horn decorated and set within a metal mount, China, late Qing dynasty. Estimate 3000/5000 €. Lot sold 3.600 € © 2015 Nagel Auctions Fine metal mounting with relief of insects and flowers, on both shoulders a lion mask with ring handles. Foot decorated with Chinese character - H. 11 cm - Good condition Property of Prince Viktor of Thurn und Taxis,inherited from his father Prince Willy of... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2015

A fine reticulated turquoise-glazed snuff bottle, Daoguang seal mark and of the period

A fine reticulated turquoise-glazed snuff bottle, Daoguang seal mark and of the period. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000 (€9,700 - 15,000). Photo: Bonhams. The ovoid body covered in a turquoise glaze, with pierced decoration featuring a dragon and a phoenix chasing after the flaming pearl amidst billowing clouds and above raging waves, all beneath two bands of key-fret scrolls and ruyi-heads at the neck, the base carved with a four-character seal mark, stopper. 6.5cm (2 1/2in) high (2). Provenance: Acquired... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Ma Shaoxian, dated to the yihai year (1935)

An inside-painted glass snuff bottle, signed Ma Shaoxian, dated to the yihai year (1935). Estimate $3,000 - $5,000 - Price Realized $12,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 One side is decorated with two wrestling black huan below a three-character inscription, shuang huan tu, and the reverse has a lengthy poetic inscription followed by the artist's signature, Ma Shaoxian, the date, and a seal, Shao. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper Provenance: Belfont Company Ltd., Hong... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the peri

A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 - Price Realized $6,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Each convex side is decorated in famille rose enamels with a large katydid. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 20 October 1994. Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1667. Notes: The... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A 'Hair' crystal snuff bottle, 1730-1880

A 'Hair' crystal snuff bottle, 1730-1880. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 - Price Realized $4,375 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The semi-transparent stone is suffused with reddish-brown rutile needles. 2 5/16 in. (5.8 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 1994.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1639. Christie's. THE RUTH AND CARL BARRON COLLECTION OF FINE CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES: PART I, 16 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
16 septembre 2015

A molded and reticulated blue-enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Qianlong mark and period

A molded and reticulated blue-enameled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Qianlong four character seal mark and of the period, 1770-1799. Estimate $1,200 - $1,800 - Price Realized $4,375 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is decorated in openwork on either side with an oval dragon panel flanked by molded mask handles on the shoulders and stylized floret designs between ruyi and leaf borders. 2 ¾ in. (6.9 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]


16 septembre 2015

A turquoise-enameled reticulated porcelain snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1820-1870

A turquoise-enameled reticulated porcelain snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1820-1870. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500 - Price Realized $8,125 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is molded in high relief with a five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl against an openwork ground of clouds and flames that encase the inner walls, all in turquoise enamel and the eyes picked out in black. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, flower-form stopper Provenance: Estate of Edith Griswold; Sotheby's New York, 31 May 1994, lot... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A carved amber snuff bottle, 1800-1850

A carved amber snuff bottle, 1800-1850. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500 - Price Realized $5,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The flattened bottle is carved in relief on one side with a scholar seated at a table reading below a pine tree as his attendant heats a teapot to the side. The reverse is carved with four boys at play around a tree. 2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high, mother-of-pearl stopper Provenance: Albert Pyke Collection, Los Angeles, California. The Reif Collection; Christie's New York, 18 October... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2015

A carved red glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1720-1780

A carved red glass snuff bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1720-1780. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 - Price Realized $2,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bottle is carved on either side with a roundel, one with a hawk perched on a rock emerging from waves, the other with the moon rising from waves with a bat flying above, all set between mask and ring handles on the shoulders. 2 5/8 in. (6.6 cm.) high, jadeite stopper, wooden spoon Provenance: Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1994.Ruth and Carl Barron... [Lire la suite]
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]