18 juin 2011

A banded agate snuff bottle, 1800-1920

A banded agate snuff bottle, 1800-1920. Photo Bonhams Of compressed ovoid form, well-hollowed with concave lip and straight foot enclosed in an oval footrim, the stone a dynamic combination of translucent and opaque ivory, caramel, and russet striations; 2 1/4in (5.7 cm) high. Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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12 décembre 2010

Ancient Roman Jewelry @ Christie's New Yok

Three Roman gold-mounted sardonyx cameos. Circa 1st-2nd century A.D. and 3rd century  A.D.  Photo: Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 All once serving as the central element of an elaborate necklace of the 3rd century, each cameo mounted in an oval bezel with a pierced-work palmette frame, joined to each other by hooks and loops, an additional hook above the central element, centered by a large stone, carved in three layers, brown on white on dark brown, with a portrait bust of the young Emperor Nero, circa 54-59 A.D., in... [Lire la suite]
03 avril 2010

Two banded agate snuff bottles & a small dendritic agate snuff bottle @ Bonhams

A banded agate snuff bottle 瑪瑙玉帶紋鼻煙壺 Of elegant tapered cylindrical form with recessed footrim inscribed yi jin zhai 詒晉齋 "appreciation of imperial favor studio", the stone exhibiting graduated bands of white and beige rings, very well hollowed out, coral glass stopper with green glass finial. 2in (5.3cm) high - Sold for $3,050 Provenance 來源: Wing Hing, purchased October, 2003 A small dendritic agate snuff bottle 瑪瑙皮影鳳尾草鼻煙壺 19th Century 十九世紀 photo courtesy Bonhams Of flattened pear shape with flat base and... [Lire la suite]