29 septembre 2010

An embellished chalcedony snuff bottle, 1820-1880.

An embellished chalcedony snuff bottle, 1820-1880. photo courtesy Sotheby's of tall rectangular form, supported on a raised oval foot, and with a cylindrical neck, beautifully embellished on all four sides with steatite, lacquer, malachite, gilding and litharge to depict 'Precious Antiques', including a finely incised table screen and stand, surrounded by a cinnabar lacquer stand displaying three seals, a ruyi scepter, and a baluster vase holding a pine branch, the reverse with a brushpot containing... [Lire la suite]
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