25 septembre 2010

A rare coconut snuff bottle, 19th century

A rare coconut snuff bottle, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of rounded square form with convex faces, below a waisted neck and a flared foot, one face carved in relief with three columns of calligraphy in archaic bronze script, set on a textured ground, adjacent to a two-column inscription lightly incised followed by a seal, Yuanyin, the reverse occupied by a poetic inscription filled with red pigment;  height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold  7,500 USD PROVENANCE: Hugh... [Lire la suite]
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