18 juin 2011

The Alan E. Feen Collection of Chinese Glass

A red glass cup. Qianlong Mark. Photo Bonhams Of cylindrical section rising to a narrow waisted everted lip, the thin translucent walls carved in raised relief with an elegantly rendered blooming mallow plant, the base bearing the incised four-character mark within a square border; 3 1/8in (8cm) diameter. Estimate: US$3,000 - 5,000 Note: The mallow flower has been a popular subject for glass blowers since the mid-Qing era. For its use in snuff bottle decoration, see Bonhams, New York, March 24, 2010, the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
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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31 mai 2011

A yellow glass 'kui dragons' snuff bottle ('Imperial Show Stopper'). Treasury 5, no. 828. Imperial glassworks, Beijing 1736–1770

A yellow glass 'kui dragons' snuff bottle ('Imperial Show Stopper'). Treasury 5, no. 828. Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1736–1770. Photo Bonhams bubbles; with a flat lip and recessed, slightly convex foot surrounded by a protruding, rounded footrim; carved with a continuous formalized archaistic design of a band of confronting kui dragons framed top and bottom by lotus petals and set on an engraved, floral diaper ground, with further lotus-petal borders at the upper neck and around the base, the narrow sides with antelope... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2011

Chinese Yellow Peking Glass Vase, Qianlong six-character mark and of the Period

Chinese Yellow Peking Glass Vase, Qianlong six-character mark and of the Period. photo courtesy Doyle New York Of shouldered form, incised in the round with a Qianlong poem. Height 8 1/2 inches. Estimate $10,000-15,000 Doyle New York. Asian Works of Art. Monday, March 21, 2011 www.doylenewyork.com
15 novembre 2010

Mandarin court necklaces & belt. Qing dynasty

An amber and jadeite mandarin court necklace. Qing dynasty, circa 1900. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 composed of 121 amberoid beads and four spherical jadeite terminal beads, one with tassel. Estimate £4,000 - £5,000. Price Realised £5,000 A yellow glass bead belt with gilt buckle and a collection of jewelery. Qing dynasty, 19th century and later. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010  the belt composed of three strings of beads, the gilt buckle worked with bats, rui fungus, a shou character and a cat head... [Lire la suite]
07 novembre 2010

Beijing glass @ Bonhams. Chinese & other Asian Works of Art, 8 Nov 2010. Knightsbridge

A Beijing yellow monochrome vase with trumpet neck © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Decorated with curled dragons. 26cm (10in) high. Estimate: £1,200 - 1,500, EUR 1,400 - 1,700, HKD 15,000 - 19,000 A green glass vase with tapering cylindrical neck and oviform body. Qianlong four-character mark © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd About 28cm (11in) high - Estimate: £800 - 1,200, EUR 910 - 1,400, HKD 10,000 - 15,000 A ruby red glass bowl. Qianlong four-character incised mark © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Decorated in... [Lire la suite]
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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17 septembre 2010

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1795. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's of slender elongated oval form, with shoulders sloping to a waisted neck with slightly everted mouth, the glass of even rich yellow tone, finely carved in relief as if wrapped with a brocade cloth tied with a trailing ribbon; height 2 1/8 in., 5.4 cm. Estimate 20,000—30,000 USD. Lot Sold 31,250 USD PROVENANCE: Gerd Lester Collection.Sotheby's New York, 17th March 1997, lot 21. ... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing

A yellow glass snuff bottle, 1750-1800. Imperial, attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing. photo courtesy Sotheby's well molded and carved in the form of a mallow flower, the glass of a transparent rich yellow-amber color; height 1 7/8 in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,125 USD PROVENANCE: Sotheby's London, 5th December 1983, lot 20. NOTE: An identical glass bottle, but of a more amber tone, is illustrated in Rachelle R. Holden, Rivers and Mountains Far From the World, New York, 1994, pp.... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2010

A fine and rare yellow glass washer. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period

A fine and rare yellow glass washer. Qing dynasty, Qianlong period. photo courtesy Sotheby's the rich yellow metal of compressed globular form, the rounded sides resting on a curled lotus leaf, subtly carved with carp in a lotus pond, moving amidst large lotus leaves and flowers; height 4 in., 10.2 cm - Estimate 30,000—40,000 USD. Unsold Sotheby's. Fine Ceramics and works of Art. 15 Sept 2010. New York www.sothebys.com
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