31 mai 2011

An inscribed ruby-red glass snuff bottle ('Extended Refinement'), Treasury 5, no. 751. Wanya xuan mark, 1700–1770

An inscribed ruby-red glass snuff bottle ('Extended Refinement'), Treasury 5, no. 751. Wanya xuan mark, 1700–1770. Photo Bonhams Transparent ruby-red glass with a few air bubbles of different sizes, some of oval form, and gold pigment; with a concave lip and flat, bulging rectangular foot; engraved low on one side in seal script, Wanya xuan ('Studio for Appreciating the Elegant'), the mark filled with gold pigment. Height: 8 cm. Mouth/lip: 0.56/1.10 cm. Stopper: turquoise; nephrite collar. Sold for HK $66,000 Condition:... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2010

Christie's Hong Kong sales of chinese ceramics & works of art to offer an impressive array from celebrated private collections

A magnificent large pink-enamelled blue and white moonflask. Qianlong six-character sealmark and of the period (1736-1795) 19 1/4 in. (48.9cm.) high. Estimate: Estimate on request. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 Hong Kong – Christie’s Hong Kong Fall sales of Important Ceramics and Works of Art will take place on December 1 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.  With three important single-owner sales and numerous important collections presented during this day-long series, collectors will be treated to... [Lire la suite]

17 juin 2010

Beijing glass chrysanthemum dish and bowls, engraved four-character Qianlong marks and of the period

A very rare imperial white Beijing glass chrysanthemum dish, China, incised Qianlong four-character mark and of the period © 2010 Nagel - Auctions D. 17,5 cm. Estimate 70 000 € Sold 140 000 € Note: Chrysanthemum-shaped porcelain dishes appear in a complete series of twelve colours. A fine pair of mustard yellow Beijing glass bowls on fine carved wood stands. China, engraved four-character Qianlong marks and of the period © 2010 Nagel - Auctions D. 12 cm. One wood stand with chip to rim. ... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2009

An unusual pair of Beijing ruby-red glass pricket candlesticks, Qing Dynasty

An unusual pair of Beijing ruby-red glass pricket candlesticks, Qing Dynasty © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd The rich dark-tinted glass of even tone, the sticks formed as a wide drip pan standing on a high-domed base and set with a metal spike at the top. 41.5cm (16¼in) high. (2). Sold for £4,800 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 5 Nov 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com


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