11 septembre 2010

Lavender jadeite snuff bottles from the Joe Grimberg Collection @ Sotheby's

A lavender jadeite ringed double-gourd  snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1770-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's  well hollowed, of double-gourd form resting on a small concave base, the gently flared neck culminating in a slightly concave mouth, the mid-section of the gourd encircled by a loose ring, the stone of pale lavender color with a green inclusion; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm - Estimate 18,000 - 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: A private American jade collection formed before... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2010

A white nephrite double-gourd 'lingzhi' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1730–1800

A white nephrite double-gourd 'lingzhi' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1730–1800. photo Bonhams sold with accompanying watercolour by Peter Suart, 6.73cm high. Sold for HK$264,000 Treasury 1, no. 63白玉細腰葫蘆靈芝鼻煙壺或為御製品,1730~1800The Lingzhi Double GourdNephrite; very well hollowed and carved in the form of a double gourd; with a sash tied in a bow around its waist and holding a double-headed lingzhi; a branch of leaves and tendrils from the vine also disposed across the two bulbs of the gourdPossibly... [Lire la suite]