17 septembre 2010

A carved green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops

A carved green glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of rounded form, the transparent green glass carved in low relief on each face with a recessed circular panel, carved on one side with a parrot chained to a perch, the reverse with a parrot swinging from a perch, flanked by mock mask and ring handles on the shoulders; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm - Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 17,500 US PROVENANCE: Collection of Arthur Loveless.Kardos... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

A carved pink and white glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops

A carved pink and white glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of tapered ovoid form, the glass of mottled pink color overlaid over white at the neck and shading to white towards the foot, carved with three rows of lotus petals above a curled leaf; height 2 5/8 in., 6.7 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 11,250 USD PROVENANCE: Joseph Baruch Silver Collection.Clare Lawrence Ltd.The Alexander Brody Collection.Clare Lawrence... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2010

The Joe Grimberg Collection's three black jade snuff bottles

A black jade snuff bottle. 1780-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's  very well hollowed, of flattened square form with rounded corners, sloping to a cylindrical neck, resting on a carved oval foot, the stone well polished, the white inclusion on one face deeply carved with an eagle proudly perched on a rock, with one talon raised, the reverse plain save for low relief carving of mist; height 2 3/8 in., 6 cm - Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1993, lot 554. NOTE: The contrast of the... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2010

Two Coral snuff bottles. 1750-1820

A Coral snuff bottle. 1750-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened rectangular form, carved on one face with two birds perched among prunus branches, and on the other with two butterflies amongst peony, the eyes of the birds and other details skillfully picked out using the pale whitish highlights in the otherwise dark salmon pink material;  height 2 1/2 in., 6.4 cm - Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: Eric Young Collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th October 1993, lot 1106. NOTE: The present bottle... [Lire la suite]
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