31 mai 2011

An inscribed ruby-red glass snuff bottle ('Extended Refinement'), Treasury 5, no. 751. Wanya xuan mark, 1700–1770

An inscribed ruby-red glass snuff bottle ('Extended Refinement'), Treasury 5, no. 751. Wanya xuan mark, 1700–1770. Photo Bonhams Transparent ruby-red glass with a few air bubbles of different sizes, some of oval form, and gold pigment; with a concave lip and flat, bulging rectangular foot; engraved low on one side in seal script, Wanya xuan ('Studio for Appreciating the Elegant'), the mark filled with gold pigment. Height: 8 cm. Mouth/lip: 0.56/1.10 cm. Stopper: turquoise; nephrite collar. Sold for HK $66,000 Condition:... [Lire la suite]