31 mai 2009

A pale green and russet jade snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

A pale green and russet jade snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty Of slightly flattened rectangular form, with gently rounded shoulders rising to a cylindrical neck, resting on a short oval foot, the stone of a pale green colour mottled with tinges of white, the reverse retaining the natural orange-russet colour of the skin in an irregular leaf-like pattern, stopper. 5.8cm (2¼in) high. (2). Estimate: HK$15,000 - 20,000, $1,900 - 2,600. Unsold Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009.... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2009

A white jade snuff bottle, mid Qing dynasty

A white jade snuff bottle, mid Qing dynasty Of flattened circular form rising from a short straight foot, skilfully worked on one side with a round medallion enclosing a figure within an open pavilion, amidst pine and wutong trees, the stone of an even white colour, stopper. 5.5cm (2½in) high. (2). Sold for HK$42,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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31 mai 2009

A jadeite 'melon' snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

A jadeite 'melon' snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty The rich green stone skilfully worked in the form of a ripe melon, borne on meandering vines, stopper. 5cm (2in) high. (2). Estimate: HK$12,000 - 15,000, $1,500 - 1,900 - Unsold Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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31 mai 2009

A finely carved red glass overlay snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, mid Qing dynasty

A finely carved red glass overlay snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, mid Qing dynasty Of flattened circular form with gently rounded shoulders rising to straight neck, resting on a short oval footring, carved through the rich ruby-red overlay to the 'snowstorm' ground with a wondrous scene of a myriad or immortals, including an aged immortal with a peach seated on a giant bat, a monkey holding a peach aloft, and other immortals, the reverse with immortals on a boat above a raging torrent, stopper. 6.3cm (2½in) high. (2).... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2009

A red glass overlay snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, mid Qing dynasty

A red glass overlay snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, mid Qing dynasty Of flattened rounded form with a short neck, resting on a short splayed foot, finely carved through the red overlay on each side with a dragon-headed shield incised with scrolls, with a long writhing chilong dragon weaving in and out of the shield, stopper. 7.7cm (3in) high. (2). Sold for HK$14,400 Provenance: Sotheby's London, 7 June 1990, lot 23Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong... [Lire la suite]
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31 mai 2009

A ruby overlay white glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, mid Qing dynasty

A ruby overlay white glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, mid Qing dynasty Of rounded spherical form, raised on a short straight foot, carved through the transparent red layer to the white ground, depicting leafy branches issuing double gourds, stopper. 3.6cm (1¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$45,600 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com

30 mai 2009

A pale green jade inscribed snuff bottle, mid Qing dynasty

A pale green jade inscribed snuff bottle, mid Qing dynasty Of flattened rounded form, tapering from the narrow foot and rising gently at the shoulders, the pale green stone with white striations, skilfully worked and incised on one side with a branch of blossoming flowers extending round to the other side on which is inscribed a five column inscription in clerical script, stopper. 6.3cm (2½in) high. (2). Sold for HK$38,400 Note: A related jade snuff bottle from the J & J Collection, with a clerical inscription... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2009

A jadeite snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

A jadeite snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty Of flattened circular form rising from a slightly recessed oval base, the translucent green stone with two areas of russet inclusions, stopper.  5.2cm (2in) high. (2). Sold for HK$33,600; Provenance: Bukowskis, SwedenThe Guo'an Collection (inventory number 250)Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October 2000, lot 558 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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30 mai 2009

A fine jadeite 'basket weave' snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

A fine jadeite 'basket weave' snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty Of compressed and flattened globular form, the fine stone of brilliant dark green colour mottled with patches of apple-green and white, skilfully worked in varying levels of relief to simulate a vessel wrapped for protection in a basket weave casing, stopper. 5cm (2in) high. (2). Sold for HK$74,400 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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28 mai 2009

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century Of flattened rectangular form rising from a short straight oval foot ring, finely carved through the layer of pale brown overlay to the opaque milky white glass, depicting a traveller riding a mule across a bridge, followed by an attendant, the reverse with a fisherman standing in a boat trying to sell his catch to an elderly gentleman seated on a pier, the sides each with a seven-character inscription written in archaic script, stopper. 7.1cm... [Lire la suite]
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