26 février 2010

World's Greatest Collection of Snuff Bottles Shows Emperor's Personal Taste @ Bonhams

A double overlay sapphire-blue and white glass 'dragon' snuff bottle. Attributed to the Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1760-1790. 6.82 cm high. HK$220,000-350,000. Photo: Courtesy Bonhams LONDON.- Bonhams will sell 140 snuff bottles from the unique Bloch Collection in Hong Kong on May 28th. This Collection is the World’s largest and finest in private hands, comprising 1720 exceptional examples of these Chinese ‘miniature masterworks’. The auction includes an Imperial enamel-on-copper snuff bottle personally commissioned by the... [Lire la suite]