22 juin 2016

Chinese Snuff Bottles from the American collections at Bonhams, 28 june 2016

Lot 7074. A green and russet jade snuff bottle, 1780-1880, 2 7/16in (6.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,800 - 13,000). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: Robert Hall, 19 October 2006 Collection of Marcia J. Howard Lot 7001. A carved white jade 'chrysanthemum' snuff bottle, 1760-1880, 2 1/4in (5.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,700 - 4,400). Photo: Bonhams. Provenance: From the Estate of Joanna Lau Sullivan Lot 7006. Three carved coral snuff... [Lire la suite]

04 mai 2016

An olive-brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, 19th century

Lot 197. An olive-brown overlay white glass snuff bottle, 19th century. Estimate £1,500 - 2,000 (€1,900 - 2,500). Photo Bonhams. Of flattened rounded form with sloping shoulders, waisted neck and flat lip, carved through the olive-brown glass with a river landscape depicting a figure and attendant in an open boat, beneath flying bats and cranes, the other side with a pavilion bordered on the right by a gnarly pine tree, an oval seal to one side reads ji xiang 'auspiciousness', glass stopper. 5.2cm... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2016

Christie's Asian Art Week totals US$37.2 million

  Lot 1425, A large cast and repousse gilt-bronze figure of eleven-headed Avalokiteshvara, Qianlong period. Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realised $2,853,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s concluded its Spring Asian Art Week with a combined total of $37,239,438 (£25,724,757 /€33,046,995/ HK$288,779,460) achieved over four days of eight sales, March 15-18. SALE RESULTS: The Van der Wee Collection of Himalayan Paintings March 15,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2016

Asia Week results underscore Bonhams' position as a market leader in Asian art

A fine very pale green jade archaistic vase and cover, Qianlong period. Estimate US$ 80,000 - 120,000 (€73,000 - 110,000). Sold for $1,025,000 (€906,197) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams NEW YORK, NY.- The four Asian art auctions at Bonhams during Asia Week New York achieved impressive results totaling U.S. $8.7 million. Bonhams’ three distinguished Asian art departments presented tightly-curated sales of distinct items from important private collections, and saw a community of international collectors... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A rare green-overlay blue glass snuff bottle, 1770-1850

Lot 563, A rare green-overlay blue glass snuff bottle, 1770-1850. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The opaque green overlay is carved through to the opaque blue ground with a continuous landscape scene showing a sage on a bridge on one side and two boy attendants preparing a dwelling for his arrival on the other. 2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high, stone stopper Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2012.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5418. ... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

A rare five-color overlay clear glass snuff bottle, 1760-1820

Lot 471, A rare five-color overlay clear glass snuff bottle, 1760-1820. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved with a continuous design of lotus, begonia, peony and chrysanthemum blossoms in red, pink, yellow and turquoise-blue overlay, all growing from a single leafy branch carved in the dark-green overlay, all against the bubble-suffused ground. 2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, glass stopper Provenance: A private American collection.The Meriem Collection; Christie's New... [Lire la suite]

14 mars 2016

A carved root amber snuff bottle, 1750-1860

Lot 443, A carved root amber snuff bottle, 1750-1860. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved with a dense design of squirrels on rocks and amidst leafy grape vines, and with a mask-and-ring handle on each narrow side. 2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high, jadeite stopper Provenance: Robert Hall, London, 2012.Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2012.Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5413. Notes: One of the exotic materials used for snuff bottles,... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2016

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

Lot 423, A carved yellowish-green and brown jade snuff bottle, Master of the Rocks School, 1740-1850. Estimate $8,000 – $10,000. Photo Christie's Iùage Ltd 2016. The bottle is carved on one side with a lush foliate scene of aged pine trees, centered by a waterfall emerging from between two mountains and passing by a crane that stands atop a precipice above lingzhi fungus growing below. The scene is thoughtfully carved using the brown skin of the stone for the landscape and yellow stone for the sky. 2... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A lime-green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820

Lot 6027, A lime-green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 1,000 - 1,500 (€910 - 1,400). Photo: Bonhams. The simple square form bottle supported on a carefully rounded oval foot ring, with a straight neck, evenly recessed lip, finished to a very attractive, fine and sleek effect. 2 9/16in (6.6cm) high Property from the Marcia J. Howard Collection Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS, 10:00 EDT - NEW YORK
07 mars 2016

A transparent green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820

Lot 6026, A transparent green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,800 - 2,700). Photo: Bonhams. The heavy, tapering form bottle supported on a neatly finished oval foot ring, the narrow sides carved with two raised chilong, the glass of an attractive lime-green color. 2 1/2in (6.4cm) high Property from the Marcia J. Howard Collection Notes: This bottle belongs to a distinguished group of glass bottles from the 18th century which appears to have been continuously made through... [Lire la suite]