06 septembre 2008

A very rare Guyue Xuan enameled carved white glass snuff bottle. Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1770-1799

A very rare Guyue Xuan enameled carved white glass snuff bottle. Imperial, Palace Workshops, Beijing, 1770-1799 Of compressed ovoid form with flat lip and flat oval foot surrounded by a footrim, carved in relief and painted with famille rose enamels with a continuous design of an eagle, standing on one leg on a rock besides grasses beneath a pine tree, the sun above framed in colorful clouds, jadeite stopper with vinyl collar2 in. (5.99 cm.) high Provenance: G. T. Marsh & Co., Monterey, California, circa 1977The Neal... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2008

A superb and very rare carved and inlaid amber snuff bottle, Tansan, Japan, 1854-1910

A superb and very rare carved and inlaid amber snuff bottle, Tansan, Japan, 1854-1910 Of well-hollowed, flattened form with irregular flat lip and recessed, irregular foot, carved with a continuous design of a five-clawed dragon amidst turbulent clouds, its mouth opening as it lunges toward one pearl while firmly clutching another in its right fore-claws, the beast's eyes inlaid with mother-of-pearl with jet pupils, the foot incised in draft script with the signature Tansan, original amber stopper with pearl finial and... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2008

A very rare and unusual jade pebble snuff bottle, Suzhou 1680-1780

A very rare and unusual jade pebble snuff bottle, Suzhou 1680-1780 Of compressed form with a slightly convex lip and flat oval foot, the well-hollowed bottle carved with a continuous rocky landscape with plantains and a wutong tree, the other side with a seated scholar holding a qin on his lap, the figure seated before a rocky outcrop acting as a table upon which rests a brazier with a tea-kettle and a smoking censer, amber stopper, jadeite finial and vinyl collar2 in. (6.31 cm.) high  - Estimate : $90,000 - $120,000 ... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2008

A very rare Beijing enamel snuff bottle, Imperial Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark and of the period

A very rare Beijing enamel snuff bottle, Imperial Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period, 1736-1750 Of compressed ovoid form with flat lip and slightly concave oval foot surrounded by a footrim, finely enameled on one main side with a lady and young boy in an interior setting with glimpses of gardens beyond, the lady reclining in an armchair while the young boy gazes up at her, the other main side with a young woman adding a flower to her elaborate coiffure while a young boy dressed... [Lire la suite]
23 août 2008

A fine et very rare famille rose enameled double-gourd-shaped glass snuff bottle. Imperial, Palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong

A fine et very rare famille rose enameled double-gourd-shaped glass snuff bottle. Imperial, Palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong four-character mark in blue enamel and of the period, 1736-1780 The translucent white glass bottle shaped as a double-gourd, with flat lip and slightly recessed, concave circular foot surrounded by a footrim, finely enameled with an overall design of blossoming lilies and roses, all against a yellow ground between a simple border of blue dots encircling the footrim, and a formalized floral border... [Lire la suite]