18 juin 2011

The Alan E. Feen Collection of Chinese Glass

A red glass cup. Qianlong Mark. Photo Bonhams Of cylindrical section rising to a narrow waisted everted lip, the thin translucent walls carved in raised relief with an elegantly rendered blooming mallow plant, the base bearing the incised four-character mark within a square border; 3 1/8in (8cm) diameter. Estimate: US$3,000 - 5,000 Note: The mallow flower has been a popular subject for glass blowers since the mid-Qing era. For its use in snuff bottle decoration, see Bonhams, New York, March 24, 2010, the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2011

Qianlong glass vases from Sotheby's, 08 Apr 11, Hong Kong

A turquoise-blue glass bottle vase. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's the ovoid body surmounted by a long cylindrical neck ending in a sharply cut straight mouth, the glass of turquoise-blue colour and polished to a smooth gloss, with a four-character wheel-cut mark to the recessed base, 24 cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 250,000—350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 680,000 HKD A Turquoise-blue glass vase. Wheel-cut mark and period of Qianlong. Photo Sotheby's of elegant pear-shaped form, rising from a short straight... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

A carved red glass vase. Qianlong Mark And Period.

A carved red glass vase. Qianlong Mark And Period. photo courtesy Sotheby's of baluster form, the globular body supported on a short slightly splayed foot rising to a trumpeted neck and flared rim, the rounded sides carved with a battle scene in a rockwork landscape, all below a band of upright lappets encircling the shoulders, the rim further carved with a border of ruyi-heads, the base incised with a four-character reign mark; height 6 1/2 in., 16.4 cm - Estimate 50,000—70,000 USD, Unsold Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
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23 juin 2010

Chinese glass snuff bottles @ Bonhams, Fine Asian Works of Art, 22 Jun 2010

A large engraved yellow glass snuff bottle. Qianlong Mark and Period. photo Bonhams Of compressed ovoid shape with a flat mouth rim, waisted neck, stylized ring handles on the sides, the main body engraved with a landscape scene on one side and an inscription in running script beginning with the proverb 'Any mountain can be famous with the presence of an immortal, any river can be holy with the presence of a dragon' and ending with a date of 1774 and a signature Jingyi Jushi inscribed in Yanjing (Beijing), the recessed... [Lire la suite]
05 juillet 2009

Red Chinese glass collection at Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery

One of a pair of cups, Glass. Height: 4.5 cm, diameter: 8.2 cm. Four-character mark of Qianlong reign (1736-1795). Bristol's City Museum and Art Gallery The Chinese glass collection at Bristol's City Museum & Art Gallery is one of the finest outside Asia. There are over 300 pieces. Most of the Chinese glass was acquired in 1950 from Mr H.R. Burrows Abbey through the National Art Collections Fund. It was given to Bristol partly because of the city's history of glass-making. Mr Abbey, who was born in Brighton in 1872, began... [Lire la suite]