30 mai 2009

A fine jadeite 'basket weave' snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty

A fine jadeite 'basket weave' snuff bottle, late Qing dynasty Of compressed and flattened globular form, the fine stone of brilliant dark green colour mottled with patches of apple-green and white, skilfully worked in varying levels of relief to simulate a vessel wrapped for protection in a basket weave casing, stopper. 5cm (2in) high. (2). Sold for HK$74,400 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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28 mai 2009

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century

A brown glass overlay snuff bottle. Yangzhou school, early 19th century Of flattened rectangular form rising from a short straight oval foot ring, finely carved through the layer of pale brown overlay to the opaque milky white glass, depicting a traveller riding a mule across a bridge, followed by an attendant, the reverse with a fisherman standing in a boat trying to sell his catch to an elderly gentleman seated on a pier, the sides each with a seven-character inscription written in archaic script, stopper. 7.1cm... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A large finely carved yellow glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, Qianlong

A large finely carved yellow glass snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, Qianlong Of sumptuous pear-shaped form, the compressed body resting on an oval foot and surmounted by a short straight neck, very finely carved in relief on each side with a pair of confronting dragons with ferocious countenances depicted in confrontation and coiled bodies poised in symmetry, evocative of taotie masks on archaic bronzes, all against a brilliant yellow ground, stopper. 7.2cm (2¾in) high. (2). Sold for HK$108,000 Note: A yellow... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A fine jadeite snuff bottle. late Qing dynasty

A fine jadeite snuff bottle. late Qing dynasty Of slightly flattened rectangular form with shoulders gently rising to a short neck, resting on a raised foot, the icy white stone with brilliant apple-green splashes, stopper 5.8cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$38,400 Provenance: Collection 'R', Zurich, 1980The Guo'an Collection (inventory number 325)Sotheby's Hong Kong, 30 October 2000, lot 556 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel,... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A white jade snuff bottle. mid Qing dynasty

A white jade snuff bottle. mid Qing dynasty Of flattened rectangular form with gently rounded sides, resting on a short straight foot, the stone of an even white colour, stopper. 6.4cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$60,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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28 mai 2009

A white and russet jade 'chilong' snuff bottle, Qianlong

A white and russet jade 'chilong' snuff bottle, Qianlong Of rectangular form , the white stone on the rounded front side skilfully worked in low relief to depict a lively chilong dragon with long curling tail, the reverse side of flattened section with sharp sides rising from an oval foot, revealing the rich orange russet skin, stopper. 6cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$45,600 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong... [Lire la suite]
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28 mai 2009

A rare white jade 'peach' snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, Qianlong

A rare white jade 'peach' snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, Qianlong Of compressed globular form, the fine white jade stone skilfully worked and hollowed in the shape of a peach with meandering leaf branch, rising to a cylindrical neck and tapering to an oval base, stopper. 5.2cm (2in) high. (2). Sold for HK$156,000 Provenance: A private European collectionSotheby's Hong Kong, 5 November 1997, lot 2174Note: A similar white jade 'peach' snuff bottle in the Mary and George Bloch collection is illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
27 mai 2009

A carved purple glass snuff bottle. mid Qing dynasty

A carved purple glass snuff bottle. mid Qing dynasty Of spherical form rising from a short splayed foot ring, carved on either side with a medallion of archaistic confronted qilins, the sides with lion mask and ring handles, the glass of a deep lilac colour, in imitation of amethyst, stopper. 5.5cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$33,600 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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27 mai 2009

A carved green glass overlay 'crabs' snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, mid Qing dynasty

A carved green glass overlay 'crabs' snuff bottle. Attributed to Beijing, mid Qing dynasty Of flattened circular form surmounted by a slender curved neck, resting on a short oval footring, finely carved through the attractive pale green overlay on both sides with a continuous design of crabs amidst aquatic plants, stopper. 6cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$96,000 Bonhams. Fine Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Paintings, 21 May 2009. Island Shangri-La Hong Kong Hotel, Admiralty, Hong Kong www.bonhams.com
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27 mai 2009

A very finely carved glass ‘dragon’ snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, 18th century

A very finely carved glass ‘dragon’ snuff bottle. Beijing Palace Workshops, 18th century Of flattened circular form, boldly carved with very fine naturalistic detail all over the body, the front side with a chilong dragon depicted propped up on its haunches amidst mystical cloud scroll, its long sinuous tail coiling down the body to form a short oval foot, the reverse with an additional chilong depicted in profile, the glass of a brilliant, clear aquamarine colour, box. 6cm (2¼in) high. (2). Sold for HK$312,000 ... [Lire la suite]