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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