19 septembre 2010

An amber snuff bottle, 1730-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

An amber snuff bottle, 1730-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of bulbous rounded form, of transparent dark honey-brown color, superbly hollowed and finely carved with two qilong flying amongst dense cloud scrolls, the tail of one dragon curled around to form the footrim; height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate 25,000—35,000 USD. Lot Sold 62,500 USD PROVENANCE: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd. LITERATURE AND REFERENCES: Vanessa F. Holden, 'The Joe Grimberg Collection of... [Lire la suite]