25 novembre 2010

'Eggplant'and "pumpkin" snuff bottles @ Bonhams Hong Kong

An inscribed coconut-shell and green lacquer 'eggplant' snuff bottle. Deng Erpi, 1900-1954. photo Bonhams (the bottle probably Imperial, attributed to the palace workshops, Beijing, 1723–1800), 7cm high (including original stopper). Sold for HK$72,000 :Treasury 7, no. 1651椰殼茄形鼻煙壺壺: 大概為御製品,推定為宮廷作坊所作,北京,1723-1800銘: 鄧爾疋,1900-1954A Request from Fenfu Dwarf coconut, stained ivory, and green lacquer; made in the form of an eggplant, the fruit of coconut, the calyx of green-stained ivory covered in green lacquer;... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2010

A fine carved coral snuff bottle with threedimensional dragons, China, 18th/19th century

A fine carved coral snuff bottle with threedimensional dragons, China, 18th-19th century.  photo courtesy Nagel H. 5,6 cm. Minor wear - Estimate 3 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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28 octobre 2010

A coral glazed openwork and relief snuff bottle decorated with dragon and phoenix, China, Jiaqing mark, 19th century.

A coral glazed openwork and relief snuff bottle decorated with dragon and phoenix, China, Jiaqing mark, 19th century. photo courtesy Nagel monochrome coral red glaze, the bottom bearing a golden four character seal script mark, with stopper. H. 8 cm. Small enamel frits retouched - Estimate 900 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
28 octobre 2010

A yellow glass snuff bottle in the shape of a full moon with coral stopper, China, 19th century.

A yellow glass snuff bottle in the shape of a full moon with coral stopper, China, 19th century. photo courtesy Nagel Carved stopper, plain glass bottle. H. 6 cm. Minor imperfections of the material - Estimate 900 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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02 octobre 2010

A Mughal white jade snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A Mughal white jade snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly hollowed, of flattened rectangular form with shoulders sloping to a cylindrical neck, resting on a well carved oval footrim, the body carved in low relief with stylized lotus, each shoulder carved in high relief with prominent elephant-head handles suspending loose rings, the neck carved with upright lappets, the concave base with an elongated chrysanthemum, the stone of... [Lire la suite]
29 septembre 2010

An embellished chalcedony snuff bottle, 1820-1880.

An embellished chalcedony snuff bottle, 1820-1880. photo courtesy Sotheby's of tall rectangular form, supported on a raised oval foot, and with a cylindrical neck, beautifully embellished on all four sides with steatite, lacquer, malachite, gilding and litharge to depict 'Precious Antiques', including a finely incised table screen and stand, surrounded by a cinnabar lacquer stand displaying three seals, a ruyi scepter, and a baluster vase holding a pine branch, the reverse with a brushpot containing... [Lire la suite]
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27 septembre 2010

A carved beryl snuff bottle, 1760-1840. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A carved beryl snuff bottle, 1760-1840. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of rounded rectangular form with sloping shoulders and a short cylindrical neck, the well hollowed stone of bright translucent yellow-green color, carved in low relief making use of the natural flaws in the stone on one face with bamboo and on the other with blossoming prunus branches; height 2 5/8 in., 6.7 cm. Estimate 18,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold  23,750 USD PROVENANCE: Gerry P.... [Lire la suite]
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26 septembre 2010

A molded and carved yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1860. School of Wang Bingron, Jingdezhen.

A molded and carved yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, 1820-1860. School of Wang Bingron, Jingdezhen. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of slender, flattened pear form, decorated in relief on both faces with a coiling five-clawed dragon chasing a 'flaming pearl' amongst cloud scrolls, the underside of the base with a raised molded four character mark Ziqin Zhenwan; height 2 3/8 in., 6 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,625 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th April 1992, lot 399. LITERATURE AND... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2010

A rare coconut snuff bottle, 19th century

A rare coconut snuff bottle, 19th century. photo courtesy Sotheby's . of rounded square form with convex faces, below a waisted neck and a flared foot, one face carved in relief with three columns of calligraphy in archaic bronze script, set on a textured ground, adjacent to a two-column inscription lightly incised followed by a seal, Yuanyin, the reverse occupied by a poetic inscription filled with red pigment;  height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold  7,500 USD PROVENANCE: Hugh... [Lire la suite]
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25 septembre 2010

A molded porcelain snuff bottle, 1821-1850.

A molded porcelain snuff bottle, 1821-1850. photo courtesy Sotheby's of bulbous pear shape with shoulders sloping to an enlongated cylindrical neck, molded with the 'Eighteen Luohans', one side with nine figures seated around a long table, the other with nine figures discoursing, details of the robes and cloud scrolls around the slender neck picked out in glaze, and the features of the figures enamelled in black and red, the porcelain stopper original to the bottle; height 2 3/4 in., 7 cm. Estimate 6,000—9,000 USD.... [Lire la suite]
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