18 septembre 2010

A blue jadeite snuff bottle. 1770-1850.

A blue jadeite snuff bottle. 1770-1850. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly well hollowed, of rounded form with a flared neck, the oval foot slightly concave, the stone of pale blue with a hint of gray color and faint snowy white inclusions; height 1 7/8 in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 12,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 9,375 USD PROVENANCE: Dr. Louis Walmsley Collection.Vanessa F. Holden. NOTE: Dr. Louis Walmsley, one of the earlier owners of this bottle, was a Canadian missionary stationed in Chengdu during the 1930s until the... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2010

A faceted blue jadeite snuff bottle. 1780-1830. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing.

A faceted blue jadeite snuff bottle. 1780-1830. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly hollowed, of faceted decagonal form and generous section, rising to a cylindrical neck, supported on a flat foot, crisply carved on each face with a flowerhead comprised of two tiers of concave petals radiating from a central heart, the stone of icy semi-translucent blue-gray color with very faint green inclusions; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD - Lot Sold 22,500... [Lire la suite]