11 septembre 2010

Lavender jadeite snuff bottles from the Joe Grimberg Collection @ Sotheby's

A lavender jadeite ringed double-gourd  snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1770-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's  well hollowed, of double-gourd form resting on a small concave base, the gently flared neck culminating in a slightly concave mouth, the mid-section of the gourd encircled by a loose ring, the stone of pale lavender color with a green inclusion; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm - Estimate 18,000 - 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: A private American jade collection formed before... [Lire la suite]