09 septembre 2010

Two Coral snuff bottles. 1750-1820

A Coral snuff bottle. 1750-1820. photo courtesy Sotheby's of flattened rectangular form, carved on one face with two birds perched among prunus branches, and on the other with two butterflies amongst peony, the eyes of the birds and other details skillfully picked out using the pale whitish highlights in the otherwise dark salmon pink material;  height 2 1/2 in., 6.4 cm - Estimate 15,000 - 25,000 USD PROVENANCE: Eric Young Collection. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 28th October 1993, lot 1106. NOTE: The present bottle... [Lire la suite]
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09 septembre 2010

Chinese coral figural carving & coral snuff bottle. Qing dynasty

Chinese coral figural carving. Late Qing dynasty. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Carved to depict a child in traditional dress with one leg raised and bearing a peach bough. H: 4 3/4 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Piece glued to wood base; minor surface wear Chinese coral snuff bottle. Qing dynasty. photo courtesy Freeman & Co Small bottle of sleeve vase form with birds and floral adornment; with carved turquoise lid. H: 2 1/4 in. Estimate $1,000-1,500 Samuel T. Freeman & Company. Fine & Decorative... [Lire la suite]
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30 août 2010

The Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles @ Sotheby's New York

An Enamel On Copper Snuff Bottle, Imperial, Attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing, Qianlong Mark And Period (1736-1795), est. US$250/350,000. Photo: Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- One of the highlights of Sotheby’s fall 2010 Asia Week sales in New York will be a single owner offering of the Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles on 14 September 2010. The bottles date from as early as the beginning of the 18th century and reflect a broad variety of Chinese decorative arts from glass and porcelain to jade. Mr. Grimberg... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2010

The Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles @ Sotheby's New York

An Enamel on Yellow Glass Snuff Bottle, Qianlong Mark and Period, 1736-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace Workshops, Beijing. Height 1 3/4 in., 4.4 cm. Est. $100/150,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- One of the highlights of Sotheby’s fall 2010 Asia Week sales in New York will be a single owner offering of the Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles on 14 September 2010. The bottles date from as early as the beginning of the 18th century and reflect a broad variety of Chinese decorative arts from glass and... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2010

A white nephrite double-gourd 'lingzhi' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1730–1800

A white nephrite double-gourd 'lingzhi' snuff bottle. Possibly Imperial, 1730–1800. photo Bonhams sold with accompanying watercolour by Peter Suart, 6.73cm high. Sold for HK$264,000 Treasury 1, no. 63白玉細腰葫蘆靈芝鼻煙壺或為御製品,1730~1800The Lingzhi Double GourdNephrite; very well hollowed and carved in the form of a double gourd; with a sash tied in a bow around its waist and holding a double-headed lingzhi; a branch of leaves and tendrils from the vine also disposed across the two bulbs of the gourdPossibly... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2010

An inscribed walnut-shell snuff bottle. Imperial, probably palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong incised seal mark

An inscribed walnut-shell snuff bottle. Imperial, probably palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong incised seal mark and of the period, 1736–1799. photo Bonhams 4.33cm high. Sold for HK$600,000 Treasury 7, no. 1517刻銘胡桃核鼻煙壺御製品,大概為宮廷作坊作,北京,乾隆御製款識,1736~1799The Return Walnut shell and wood; with no functional foot; carved on one main side with an illustration of Tao Qian's poetic composition, Home Again, with the poet walking away from the boat which has carried him home, gazing back at the boatman, as... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2010

An unusual white nephrite jade snuff bottle & a nephrite snuff bottle. 19th Century

An unusual white nephrite jade snuff bottle. photo Bonhams In the form of a bear on his haunches, the bottle has a flat mouth rim, well-hollowed inside, with coral stopper. 2 1/2in (6cm) - Sold for $8,540 Note: This bottle is possibly part of a group of white nephrite jade animal form bottles of the mid-Qing period which includes bears, pigs, dogs, chickens, and mythological animals, or a later example derived therefrom. A nephrite snuff bottle. 19th Century. photo Bonhams Of natural pebble form, with a slightly... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2010

An emerald green jadeite snuff bottle & a large pale icy green jadeite snuff bottle, 19th Century

An emerald green jadeite snuff bottle. photo Bonhams Taking the form of a gourd, with tendrils and leaves wrapped around the body, a curled branch forming the reticulated foot rim, with a conforming branch-form stopper and a small insect. 2in (5cm) Sold for $27,450 A large pale icy green jadeite snuff bottle, 19th Century. photo Bonhams Of globular form with a slightly recessed base, wide lip, well-hollowed, the body carved with a continuous landscape scene with a scholar reading, the reverse with an inscription... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2010

Ruby-colored hardstone, lapis lazuli, aquamarine, turquoise snuff bottles

Two snuff bottles. photo Bonhams The first a ruby-colored hardstone snuff bottle, carved as a melon with leaves and crickets, the jade stem-form stopper with gilt metal ribbed collar; the second a lapis lazuli snuff bottle of gourd shape with leafy foliage, with coral stopper. 1 3/4 and 1 1/2in (4.4 and 4.2cm) Sold for $4,880 Illustrated: Hidden Treasures of the Dragon (1991), cat. no. 140 An aquamarine snuff bottle. photo Bonhams Of flattened rectangular form, with a flat mouth rim, oval mouth and oval foot... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2010

A coral snuff bottle, 19th Century & A white coral snuff bottle

A coral snuff bottle, 19th Century. photo Bonhams Of ovoid form with concave oval base, the body carved overall in low relief with bats and clouds, with coral stopper and silvered metal reeded collar. 2 1/4in (5.8cm) Sold for $17,080 A white coral snuff bottle. photo Bonhams Carved to imitate the shape of a foshou (Buddha's hand citron), with a leafy branch wrapped around the shoulder and four bats circling the sides, with red coral stem form stopper. 2in (5.7cm) Sold for $7,320 Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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