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]