12 septembre 2010

A realgar-splashed dark amber glass snuff bottle. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

A realgar-splashed dark amber glass snuff bottle.  Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800. photo courtesy Sotheby's  of flattened circular form, tapering towards a narrow neck, the metal of a very dark red-amber color boldly splashed with patche of mottled bright orange; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm - Estimate 6,000 - 9,000 USD PROVENANCE/ Jack Rose Collection. Sotheby's London, 6th June, 1988, lot 263. White Wings Collection, no. 46. Sotheby's New York, 23rd March 2004, lot 4 ... [Lire la suite]