24 juin 2011

Huanghuali Chairs Lead Stellar $11.5 Million Fine Asian Works of Art Sale at Bonhams & Butterfields

A pair of huanghuali continuous yoke back armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th/18th Century, 46 1/2in (118.1cm). Sold for $1,498,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields’ Fine Asian Works of Art auction on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco brought more than $11.5-million, with a rare pair of huanghuali continuous yoke back armchairs, 17th/18th century, leading the sale by bringing $1.49 million USD. One of many attractions among the Chinese furniture to be offered, the chairs were from... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2011

The Melikian Collection of chinese amber @ Bonhams

A carved amber group of playful children. 18th Century. Photo Bonhams Depicting five little boys teasing a cat that sits on a drum while another cat nestles to one side, the amber of dark honey brown hue with some incised details and deep fissure lines. 3 1/3in (8.5cm) long - Estimate: US$6,000 - 9,000 Property from the Melikian Collection, Phoenix, Arizona A carved amber figure of a Chinese gentleman. Photo Bonhams With his chest and belly exposed, his face with a grimace, his long queue extending down his back. 4 3/8in... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2011

A silhouette agate snuff bottle, 1820-1900

A silhouette agate snuff bottle, 1820-1900. Photo Bonhams Of flattened ovoid form with slightly concave mouth and slightly recessed oval foot surrounded by an short oval footrim, the well hollowed, translucent body with dark brown striations incorporating the design of two playful boys fishing and holding a giant basket; 2 3/8in (6cm) high. Estimate: US$2,500 - 4,000   Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2011

A banded agate snuff bottle, 1800-1920

A banded agate snuff bottle, 1800-1920. Photo Bonhams Of compressed ovoid form, well-hollowed with concave lip and straight foot enclosed in an oval footrim, the stone a dynamic combination of translucent and opaque ivory, caramel, and russet striations; 2 1/4in (5.7 cm) high. Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2011

A fine yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1850

A fine yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1850. Photo Bonhams Very well hollowed, the globular bottle with wide mouth, concave and everted lip and resting on a recessed oval footrim, elegantly set off by paired mock lion mask handles suspending a single ring; 2in (4.9 cm) high. Estimate: US$6,000 - 8,000 Provenance:: : The Oriental Corner, 1986Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2011

A tortoiseshell snuff bottle. Four-character Qianlong Mark

A tortoiseshell snuff bottle. Four-character Qianlong Mark. Photo Bonhams Of moon-flask shape, with flat, capped mouth rim and straight oval capped foot, molded from two separate pieces with a stylized shou character enclosed by abstract foliate tendril bands, the thin walls exhibiting natural pale amber and brown patches; 2in (5.3 cm) high. Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
18 juin 2011

A pink tourmaline snuff bottle, 1850-1900.

A pink tourmaline snuff bottle, 1850-1900.  Of flattened oval shape with straight lip and recessed foot enclosed by an oval footrim, the translucent stone of rose-pink hue carved with a delicate basketweave pattern; 2 in (5cm) high. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500  Property from the Collection of Linda Riddell Hoffman  Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com A pink tourmaline snuff bottle, 1850-1900. Photo Bonhams Of flattened oval shape with straight lip and recessed foot enclosed... [Lire la suite]
18 juin 2011

A pink tourmaline snuff bottle, 1800-1940.

A pink tourmaline snuff bottle, 1800-1940. Photo Bonhams Of tall, triangular shape resting on a straight foot, carved as a continuous waterscape of a boy, waterfowl and fish on a sea of foaming waves, the scene enclosed by a bank of clouds surrounding the circular lip of the bottle, all carved from the rose-pink translucent stone; 2in (4.9 cm) high. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500 Property from the Collection of Linda Riddell Hoffman Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2011

A miniature aquamarine snuff bottle, 1850-1900

A miniature aquamarine snuff bottle, 1850-1900. Photo Bonhams Of flattened ovoid form, with straight lip and recessed oval foot enclosing a short footrim, the pale translucent stone carved to the front with a flying bat reversed by a cluster of cloudscrolls set off at one side by a coiled dragon; 1 3/8in (3.6cm) high. Estimate: US$1,000 - 1,500 Property from the Collection of Linda Riddell Hoffman Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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18 juin 2011

An amber snuff bottle, 19th Century

An amber snuff bottle, 19th Century. Photo Bonhams Of ovoid form, with flat lip and straight oval foot enclosed by a narrow oval footrim, carved with a continuous scene of sages with attendant and crane under pines, executed in high relief on the even russet colored surface; 2 3/4in (7cm) high. Estimate: US$2,000 - 3,000 Property from the Norman Stiller Collection, San Francisco, California   Bonhams. Fine Asian Art, 21 Jun 2011, San Francisco www.bonhams.com
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