27 mai 2009

A very finely carved glass ‘dragon’ snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, 18th century

A very finely carved glass ‘dragon’ snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, 18th century Of flattened circular form, boldly carved with very fine naturalistic detail all over the body, the front side with a chilong dragon depicted propped up on its haunches amidst mystical cloud scroll, its long sinuous tail coiling down the body to form a short oval foot, the reverse with an additional chilong depicted in profile, the glass of a brilliant, clear aquamarine colour, box. 6cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$312,000 ... [Lire la suite]