21 mai 2011

Bonhams Hong Kong 2011 Spring Auctions: 'Message in a Bottle'- Auction of World's Greatest Collection of Snuff Bottles

 HONG KONG.- Following on from the extraordinary results of Part I and Part II, in which every snuff bottle from the celebrated Mary and George Bloch Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles has sold, with world records broken in eleven different categories, Part III is eagerly awaited. Several great collections of snuff bottles were formed in the early 20th century in Asia, Europe and the USA. However, no collection formed in the modern era can rival that formed by the late George Bloch (1920-2009). It consists of 1720 bottles,... [Lire la suite]
05 avril 2011

A Chinese Export famille-rose 'lotus' punch bowl. Qing dynasty, circa 1765.

A Chinese Export famille-rose 'lotus' punch bowl. Qing dynasty, circa 1765. Photo Sotheby's molded and painted on the exterior with large pink petals and painted on the interior with a single figure amidst flower sprigs. iameter 15 3/4 in. 40 cm Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD Sotheby's. Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector. 29 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com
02 mars 2011

Sotheby's in New York to Offer Property from Palm Beach Private Collector in Dedicated Sale

Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector features approximately 80 lots of Chinese porcelain and works of art, encompassing a range of style and media and with estimates ranging from $1,000 to $700,000. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, N.Y.- On 29 March 2011, Sotheby’s will offer Imperial Chinese and Chinese porcelain and works of art and English and Continental furniture in the dedicated sale of Property of a Palm Beach Private Collector. The worldly collection was assembled in the 1950s and 60s, with an eclectic combination of works... [Lire la suite]
30 janvier 2011

A good Chinese export porcelain `famille-rose` `hunting-subject` punch bowl. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-95)

A good Chinese export porcelain `famille-rose` `hunting-subject` punch bowl. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-95). Courtesy Gibson Antiques painted with two large landscape panels with hunting scenes, the interior with a large central roundel of a sportsman accompanied by hounds. Diameter 26.5cm. Price on request. Provenance: Court collection, Guernsey. Gibson Antiques. 7 GEORGIAN HOUSE, 10 BURY STREET, ST JAME'S, LONDON, SW1Y 2AA. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: TEL: 0044 (0) 7831 645468
29 janvier 2011

A superb pair of chinese porcelain `famille-rose` baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-35).

A superb pair of chinese porcelain `famille-rose` baluster jars and covers, Qing dynasty, Yongzheng period (1723-35). Courtesy Gibson Antiques each finely painted with a continous landscape scene, with an Emperor looking admiringly from his terrace at beautiful maidens collecting lotus flowers on a lake. Height 60cm - Price on request. Provenance: Swiss private collection Gibson Antiques. 7 GEORGIAN HOUSE, 10 BURY STREET, ST JAME'S, LONDON, SW1Y 2AA. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY: TEL: 0044 (0) 7831 645468
25 janvier 2011

A Chinese Export Famille-Rose Charger, circa 1735-40

A Chinese Export Famille-Rose Charger, circa 1735-40. photo Sotheby's painted with a scene of a visitor paying tribute to a dignitary. diameter 16 1/8 in., 41 cm - Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 5,000 USD Sotheby's. Important Americana Including American Stoneware Assembled by Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hochberg, 21 Jan 11, New York www.sothebys.com A Chinese Export Famille-Rose Charger, circa 1735-40. photo Sotheby's painted with a scene of a visitor paying tribute to a dignitary. diameter 16 1/8 in., 41 cm -... [Lire la suite]
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24 novembre 2010

Bonhams Make World Record Prices for Glass and Porcelain Chinese Snuff Bottles

A 'famille-rose' enamelled gold-ground glass 'lotus' snuff bottle, which sold for HK$9,056,000. Photo: Bonhams HONG KONG.- Bonhams Hong Kong today (23 November 2010) celebrated its second “Golden Gavel Auction”, when Part II of the world’s finest collection of important Chinese snuff bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold 100% and achieved world record prices. Against presale estimates of HK$24,000,000, the sale total was HK$54,832,000 (£4, 437,930) with every one of the 155 rare bottles successfully sold. A good... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2010

A finely enamelled famille-rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowl. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A finely enamelled famille-rose yellow-ground 'floral' bowl. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing. photo courtesy Sotheby's the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an everted rim, brightly enamelled around the exterior with an undulating leafy composite floral scroll, all reserved on a rich bright yellow ground, the interior with the wufu in iron-red, the base with an underglaze blue six-character seal mark; 15 cm., 6 in. - Estimate 1,000,000—1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,220,000 HKD NOTE: Brightly enamelled... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2010

A rare Turquoise-Ground famille-rose jardinière. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing

A rare Turquoise-Ground famille-rose jardinière. Seal mark and period of Jiaqing,. photo courtesy Sotheby's robustly potted, the tall upright floral lobed wall divided into two horizontal registers by a raised gilt fillet in the centre, further divided into twelve rectangular sections, each panel decorated with a single vignette containing a foreign tribute bearer dressed in European attire carrying either vases filled with branches, bolts of cloth or other gifts, all reserved on a bright turquoise ground with... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2010

A fine and exquisite famille-rose floral medallion bottle vase enamelled in the palace workshops. Mark and period of Qianlong

A fine and exquisite famille-rose floral medallion bottle vase enamelled in the palace workshops. Blue enamel mark and period of Qianlong. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly potted, the slightly compressed spherical body sweeping up to a tall slender neck with a cupped mouth, in a tour-de-force of painting the fine white body covered in a clear glaze and decorated with four round white medallions each containing finely enamelled flowers, one with yellow day lilies growing beside pink and red poppies with small... [Lire la suite]