14 avril 2011

Qianlong glass vases from Sotheby's, 08 Apr 11, Hong Kong

A turquoise-blue glass bottle vase. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body surmounted by a long cylindrical neck ending in a sharply cut straight mouth, the glass of turquoise-blue colour and polished to a smooth gloss, with a four-character wheel-cut mark to the recessed base, 24 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD A Turquoise-blue glass vase. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's of elegant pear-shaped form, rising from a short straight... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2010

An aubergine glass 'dragon' cup. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong

An aubergine glass 'dragon' cup. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's the slightly tapering cylindrical body rising from a recessed base to an everted lipped rim, carved in low relief around the exterior with two ferocious scaly dragons in mutual pursuit of a 'flaming pearl', all amidst cloud scrolls and above a wave band at the base, the base cut with a four-character mark, the clear glass of rich aubergine tone; 8.4 cm., 3 1/4 in. Estimate 150,000—200,000 HKD. Lot Sold 100,000 HKD Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2010

A turquoise glass censer, Palace workshops, Beijing. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong & a 'realgar' glass, Qing dynasty

A turquoise glass censer, Palace workshops, Beijing. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's of bombé form, the plain opaque turquoise glass with rounded sides set on three short rounded legs, the slightly everted rim flanked by a pair of upright loop handles, the underside wheel-cut with a four-character reign mark within a double square; 11.5 cm., 4 5/8 in. - Estimate 350,000—400,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,160,000 HKD PROVENANCE: Christie's Hong Kong, 1st November 2004, lot 981. NOTE: A closely... [Lire la suite]