01 juin 2011

An extremely rare rhinoceros horn floriform cup. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795

      An extremely rare rhinoceros horn floriform cup. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-1795). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2011 Elegantly carved with deep rounded sides rising to an everted eight-lobed rim echoing the form of petals of an outturned lotus leaf, resting on five small waisted tab feet, the interior and exterior left undecorated to display the natural beauty of the material, the fibrous texture ranging from a translucent golden yellow tone around the sides to a... [Lire la suite]
21 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: 'Message in a Bottle'- Auction of World's Greatest Collection of Snuff Bottles

 HONG KONG.- Following on from the extraordinary results of Part I and Part II, in which every snuff bottle from the celebrated Mary and George Bloch Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles has sold, with world records broken in eleven different categories, Part III is eagerly awaited. Several great collections of snuff bottles were formed in the early 20th century in Asia, Europe and the USA. However, no collection formed in the modern era can rival that formed by the late George Bloch (1920-2009). It consists of 1720 bottles,... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2009

A small yellow glass fluted bottle vase. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-95)

A small yellow glass fluted bottle vase. Qianlong incised four-character mark and of the period (1736-95) The fluted slightly compressed globular body with a tall neck, all supported on a high, straight foot, the glass of a rich opaque yellow tone. 6 in. (15 cm.) high. Est. £3,000 - £5,000 - Lot sold £20,000 Notes: Compare an identical fluted yellow glass bottle, also dating to the Qianlong period, in the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, illustrated by Claudia Brown & Donald Rabiner, Clear as Crystal, Red as Flame -... [Lire la suite]