24 novembre 2010

Bonhams Make World Record Prices for Glass and Porcelain Chinese Snuff Bottles

A 'famille-rose' enamelled gold-ground glass 'lotus' snuff bottle, which sold for HK$9,056,000. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG.- Bonhams Hong Kong today (23 November 2010) celebrated its second “Golden Gavel Auction”, when Part II of the world’s finest collection of important Chinese snuff bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold 100% and achieved world record prices. Against presale estimates of HK$24,000,000, the sale total was HK$54,832,000 (£4, 437,930) with every one of the 155 rare bottles successfully sold. A good... [Lire la suite]