17 septembre 2010

A carved pink and white glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops

A carved pink and white glass snuff bottle, 1750-1820. Possibly Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of tapered ovoid form, the glass of mottled pink color overlaid over white at the neck and shading to white towards the foot, carved with three rows of lotus petals above a curled leaf; height 2 5/8 in., 6.7 cm. Estimate 15,000—25,000 USD. Lot Sold 11,250 USD PROVENANCE: Joseph Baruch Silver Collection.Clare Lawrence Ltd.The Alexander Brody Collection.Clare Lawrence... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2010

An amethyst snuff bottle, 1730-1850

An amethyst snuff bottle, 1730-1850. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened tapering form with a slightly everted mouth, resting on a concave oval base, one face well carved in low relief with Liu Hai playing with a string of coins, crouched near his leaping three-legged toad, the reptile issuing vapor in the direction of a flying bat, the reverse carved with Li Taibo asleep on his qin, with two vessels in the foreground, the natural citrine inclusion carved to depict Li Taibo and the bat; height 2 1/2 in., 6.3 cm.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

A faceted blue jadeite snuff bottle. 1780-1830. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing.

A faceted blue jadeite snuff bottle. 1780-1830. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's superbly hollowed, of faceted decagonal form and generous section, rising to a cylindrical neck, supported on a flat foot, crisply carved on each face with a flowerhead comprised of two tiers of concave petals radiating from a central heart, the stone of icy semi-translucent blue-gray color with very faint green inclusions; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm. Estimate 30,000—50,000 USD - Lot Sold 22,500... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2010

Two Japanese cinnabar lacquer on bronze snuff bottles, 1800-1900 & Meiji period

A Japanese cinnabar lacquer on bronze snuff bottle. 1800-1900. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened spade shape below a cylindrical neck and metal-bound mouth, resting on a flat oval base, finely carved with a continuous field of magnolia blossoms and leaves, one face depicting a phoenix elegantly perched on a stem, the gilded bronze base incised with an apocryphal four-character Qianlong nianzhi mark; height 2 3/4 in., 7 cm - Estimate 10,000—15,000 USD. Lot Sold 20,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 2nd... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2010

A rare bamboo veneer 'Hundred Shou Character' snuff bottle. 1750-1800. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Be

A rare bamboo veneer 'Hundred Shou Character' snuff bottle. 1750-1800. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of rounded spade shape, with plain narrow sides tapering towards the flat foot, the slightly flared neck of square section, each main face carved with 50 shou ('longevity') characters, the bamboo stopper outlined with darker veneer surmounted by a ball finial; height 2 1/8 in., 5.4 cm – Estimate 60,000 - 90,000 USD PROVENANCE : Christie's New York, 1st December... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2010

A rare gourd snuff bottle. Jiaqing mark and period 1796-1821. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A rare gourd snuff bottle. Jiaqing mark and period 1796-1821. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of pear shape with a rounded base and culminating in a narrow pointed mouth, the body finely carved with four quatrefoil cartouches, each enclosing a character together comprising the reign mark Jiaqing nianzhi ('Made during the Jiaqing period'), reserved on a ground of prunus flowers borne on foliate scrolls, the foot and the neck with well articulated plantain lappets, of warm honey... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2010

A realgar-splashed dark amber glass snuff bottle. Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800

A realgar-splashed dark amber glass snuff bottle.  Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1730-1800. photo courtesy Sotheby's  of flattened circular form, tapering towards a narrow neck, the metal of a very dark red-amber color boldly splashed with patche of mottled bright orange; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm - Estimate 6,000 - 9,000 USD PROVENANCE/ Jack Rose Collection. Sotheby's London, 6th June, 1988, lot 263. White Wings Collection, no. 46. Sotheby's New York, 23rd March 2004, lot 4 ... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2010

Lavender jadeite snuff bottles from the Joe Grimberg Collection @ Sotheby's

A lavender jadeite ringed double-gourd  snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, Attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing, 1770-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's  well hollowed, of double-gourd form resting on a small concave base, the gently flared neck culminating in a slightly concave mouth, the mid-section of the gourd encircled by a loose ring, the stone of pale lavender color with a green inclusion; height 2 1/4 in., 5.7 cm - Estimate 18,000 - 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: A private American jade collection formed before... [Lire la suite]
10 septembre 2010

The Joe Grimberg Collection's three black jade snuff bottles

A black jade snuff bottle. 1780-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's  very well hollowed, of flattened square form with rounded corners, sloping to a cylindrical neck, resting on a carved oval foot, the stone well polished, the white inclusion on one face deeply carved with an eagle proudly perched on a rock, with one talon raised, the reverse plain save for low relief carving of mist; height 2 3/8 in., 6 cm - Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th April 1993, lot 554. NOTE: The contrast of the... [Lire la suite]
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10 septembre 2010

'Puddingstone', fossiliferous limestone, mammoth tooth, amygdaloidal basalt & hair chrystal snuff bottles

A 'Puddingstone' snuff bottle, 1750-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's very well hollowed, of rounded form supported on a neatly carved oval footrim, below a cylindrical neck, the shoulders with well carved lions-head suspending mock ring-handles, the stone with irregular splashes of ochre and brown within a gray matrix; height 1 7/8 in., 1.9 cm - Estimate 12,000 - 18,000 USD PROVENANCE: The Kaynes-Klitz Collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 16th November 1989, lot 83. LITTERATURE: Patrick K. M. Kwok, 'The Joe Grimberg... [Lire la suite]