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]
19 juin 2009

A red overlay Peking glass vase. Qianlong Mark, 18th-19th Century

A red overlay Peking glass vase. Qianlong Mark, 18th-19th Century Of stick neck shape and translucent white 'snowflake' ground beneath the rich cranberry red layer carved away to form a cloud collar band above a five-clawed dragon striding through clouds and scudding waves, the recessed base bearing a four-character mark in seal script. 9in (23cm) high. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
21 mai 2009

A red overlay glass wristrest. Incised Qianlong six-character marks, 19th century

A red overlay glass wristrest. Incised Qianlong six-character marks, 19th century The convex side of the wristrest finely carved through a layer of ruby-red glass to a snowflake ground with scholars passing a bridge, engaged in conversation and with a scholar and his attendant arriving at the gates of a pagoda, all amidst pagodas and pine-strewn mountainous river landscape. 22.5cm (8¾in) long. Estimate: £1,500 - 2,000 - Unsold Note:  Compare a red overlay glass brushpot incised with a Qianlong four-character... [Lire la suite]