31 mai 2010

A Baroque pearl, crystal, glass and gold snuff bottle; Imperial, attributed to Guangzhou, 1760–1799

A Baroque pearl, crystal, glass and gold snuff bottle. snuff bottle, attributed to Guangzhou, 1760–1799. photo Bonhams 3.92cm high. Sold for HK$840,000 Footnote: Treasury 7, 1659 異形珍珠、水晶、玻璃、 金鼻煙壺御製品,推定為廣州作,1760~1799The Emperor's Southern PearlBaroque pearl, crystal, transparent red and green glass, and gold; well hollowed with flat lips and no functional foot; the baroque pearl body asymmetrically encased around the upper area with gold, giving way to a formal, waisted neck, the mantle encrusted with... [Lire la suite]