08 octobre 2010

A turquoise glass censer, Palace workshops, Beijing. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong & a 'realgar' glass, Qing dynasty

A turquoise glass censer, Palace workshops, Beijing. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's of bombé form, the plain opaque turquoise glass with rounded sides set on three short rounded legs, the slightly everted rim flanked by a pair of upright loop handles, the underside wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark within a double square; 11.5 cm., 4 5/8 in. - Estimate 350,000—400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,160,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 1st November 2004, lot 981. NOTE: A closely... [Lire la suite]
10 octobre 2009

An Imperial 'realgar' glass mallet vase, Palace Workshops. Mark and period of Qianlong

An Imperial 'realgar' glass mallet vase. Palace Workshops. Mark and period of Qianlong. photo Sotheby's of opaque brilliant fiery orange, yellow ochre and chrysochlorous greenish-gold colour glass swirled together resembling the realgar mineral, the body of beehive-domed form rising to a slender cylindrical neck with a rolled lip, the slightly recessed footrim wheel-cut with a four-character Qianlong nianzhi reign mark in regular script enclosed within double squares, (fitted box).  19.5 cm., 7 5/8 in. Est.... [Lire la suite]