25 novembre 2010

'Eggplant'and "pumpkin" snuff bottles @ Bonhams Hong Kong

An inscribed coconut-shell and green lacquer 'eggplant' snuff bottle. Deng Erpi, 1900-1954. photo Bonhams (the bottle probably Imperial, attributed to the palace workshops, Beijing, 1723–1800), 7cm high (including original stopper). Sold for HK$72,000 :Treasury 7, no. 1651椰殼茄形鼻煙壺壺: 大概為御製品,推定為宮廷作坊所作,北京,1723-1800銘: 鄧爾疋,1900-1954A Request from Fenfu Dwarf coconut, stained ivory, and green lacquer; made in the form of an eggplant, the fruit of coconut, the calyx of green-stained ivory covered in green lacquer;... [Lire la suite]
15 octobre 2010

Superbly esnamelled and extremely rare chartreuse-ground bowl enamelled in the Imperial Workshops. Mark and Period of Yongzheng

A superbly esnamelled and extremely rare chartreuse-ground bowl enamelled in the Imperial Workshops. Mark and Period of Yongzheng. photo courtesy Sotheby's finely potted with rounded sides rising gradually from a tapered footring, exquisitely painted on the exterior in famille-rose enamels with a luxuriant garden centred around a leafy tree growing before a naturalistically rendered rock and issuing large palmette leaves and unusual five-petalled white blooms, among red and rich yellow rose plants, clusters of... [Lire la suite]
03 mai 2009

An extremely fine cloisonné enamel, lobed box and cover attributed to The Imperial Workshops of The Qianlong Emperor

An extremely fine cloisonné enamel, lobed box and cover attributed to The Imperial Workshops of The Qianlong Emperor; Qianlong four-character mark, and of the period Decorated in orange-red, yellow, blue, white-grey and pink enamel with a design of flowerheads and scrolling motifs on the typical turquoise ground; the domed cover with gilt knop finial and the interiors, base and rims similarly gilded.Almost 10cm (4in) diameter. (2). Estimate: £40,000 - 50,000 Provenance: Ex. A Private American Collection.Note: Whilst... [Lire la suite]