Auction 30.05.1991

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 30.05.1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED GUI CHOU (CORRESPONDING TO 1913), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Painted with a continuous scene of numerous boys at play in a garden landscape, carnelian stopper

Lot #: 126

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED DING MAO YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1927), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Of rounded rectangular form, the neck of rather smokey crystal, painted with ladies at tables in interiors, the sides carved with fixed-mask handles

Lot #: 127

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,200

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED YI MAO YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1915), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Of rectangular shape with molded panels, painted with a continuous scene of scholars in a bamboo grove, bruise to side

Lot #: 128

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED ROCK CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED BINGYIN YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1926), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Of tapering hexagonal baluster shape, painted with a continuous scene of a lady in a chariot with attendants before an elderly nobleman riding an ass

Lot #: 129

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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TWO SNUFF BOTTLES

TWO SNUFF BOTTLES 19TH CENTURY Comprising a white jade and green glass bottle formed as an eggplant issuing from an applied mottled green glass calyx and with green glass stalk-form stopper; and a plainly carved flattened baluster agate bottle, well polished and of even, semi-translucent, pale

Lot #: 130

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

A PALE CELADON AND RUSSET JADE SNUFF BOTTLE 19TH CENTURY Of flattened gourd form, lightly carved and incised with tied brocades on a ground of shou characters, some dark inclusions, red stopper

Lot #: 131

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

A WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of flattened, rounded rectangular form, carved in low relief on both sides with an archaistic contorted dragon, the well-polished, grayish-white stone of even color, jadeite and pink tourmaline stopper

Lot #: 132

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SMALL SUZHOU-TYPE AGATE BOTTLE

A SMALL SUZHOU-TYPE AGATE BOTTLE 19TH CENTURY Carved using a darker inclusion with an equestrian figure near pine and rockwork on one side, a seven-character inscription on the reverse, jadeite stopper

Lot #: 134

Estimate: US$2,800 - US$3,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN AMETHYST SNUFF BOTTLE

AN AMETHYST SNUFF BOTTLE Of oval section, the plain body raised on narrow foot rim and carved on the narrow sides with a pair of lion mask and ring handles, the transparent stone of even, pale lavender color suffused with a network of wispy inclusions, coral stopper

Lot #: 137

Estimate: US$1,800 - US$2,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GREEN TOURMALINE SNUFF BOTTLE

A GREEN TOURMALINE SNUFF BOTTLE 19TH CENTURY Well carved as the standing Immortal Liu Hai , his corpulent body draped in loose robes, with a string of cash about his neck and a toad at his sleeve, chip to base, purple bat-form stopper

Lot #: 138

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE GUANGXU IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK AND OF THE PERIOD Finely painted on the flattened circular body with two scenes of immortals and attendants and divided by a pair of molded iron-red masks on the sides, picked out in bright shades of green, yellow, pink

Lot #: 140

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A MOLDED FAMILLE ROSE DOUBLE-GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE

A MOLDED FAMILLE ROSE DOUBLE-GOURD SNUFF BOTTLE 19TH CENTURY The sides molded with a overall pattern of gourds borne on leafy vines, all in shades of blue, green, yellow and iron-red, base with seal mark in iron-red, enamels rubbed

Lot #: 141

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FAMILLE ROSE WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE QIANLONG IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER...

A FAMILLE ROSE WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE QIANLONG IRON-RED FOUR-CHARACTER MARK, 1780-1850 Of baluster shape, painted with two birds on rockwork amongst peony and chrysanthemum, below a tree rising to the shoulder, the neck with cloud lappets, rim chip, coral stopper

Lot #: 142

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GU YUE XUAN -TYPE FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

A GU YUE XUAN -TYPE FAMILLE ROSE ENAMELED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE 1780-1850 Delicately painted on the flattened ovoid body with a continuous scene of a pair of birds in flight and a solitary phoenix perched on a verdant tree above large blossoming pink peony issuing from blue rockwork, the neck with

Lot #: 143

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNUFF BOTTLE

A MOTHER-OF-PEARL SNUFF BOTTLE DAOGUANG INCISED FOUR CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD Each side with a circular medallion, one carved in relief with a deer, the other with a crane standing amidst pine boughs, applied to a pieced-together cruciform ground below ruyi lappets on the neck, with rounded

Lot #: 144

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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TWO GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED JADE SNUFF BOTTLES

TWO GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED JADE SNUFF BOTTLES THE JADE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Both of gourd shape, one of white jade, the other of pale celadon jade, both with hardstone-inset gilt-metal filigree mounts, both with jadeite stoppers (2

Lot #: 146

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE

A GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLE THE JADE 18TH/19TH CENTURY Of flattened, rounded rectangular shape, the hardstone-inset gilt-metal filigree mount with a central shou character, tourmaline stopper

Lot #: 147

Estimate: US$800 - US$1,200

Date: 30 May 1991

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TWO GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED JADE SNUFF BOTTLES

TWO GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED JADE SNUFF BOTTLES THE JADE 18TH/19TH CENTURY One of rounded rectangular shape and of yellow-celadon tone, the other of flattened pear shape and white tone, both with hardstone-inset gilt-metal filigree mounts, rose quartz and tourmaline stoppers (2

Lot #: 148

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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A WHITE JADE SIZHOU-TYPE SNUFF BOTTLE

A WHITE JADE SIZHOU-TYPE SNUFF BOTTLE 18TH CENTURY Of rounded rectangular shape, carved with a contemplative semi-recumbent scholar or immortal on a rocky outcrop with sterculia, lingzhi and a crane, some russet skin on the plain reverse, pink glass stopper

Lot #: 149

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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TWO GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLES

TWO GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED WHITE JADE SNUFF BOTTLES THE JADE 18TH/19TH CENTURY One of flattened moon shape, the other of small rectangular shape, both with hardstone-inset gilt-metal filigree mounts, one pink quartz stopper, one jadeite stopper (2

Lot #: 150

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE

A GILT-METAL FILIGREE-MOUNTED JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE Of flattened spade shape, the stone of even semi-transparent apple-green tones with some inclusions, the gilt-metal filigree inset with hardstones, jadeite stopper

Lot #: 151

Estimate: US$1,500 - US$2,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN APPLE-GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE

AN APPLE-GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE Of rounded shape, with apple-green veins in the ice-green stone, the lower section with a yellowish tone, small jadeite stopper

Lot #: 152

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN INSIDE-PAINTED AND CARVED GREEN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

AN INSIDE-PAINTED AND CARVED GREEN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE SIGNED YE ZHONGSAN, DATED DING MAO YEAR (CORRESPONDING TO 1927), YE FAMILY AT THE APRICOT GROVE STUDIO Of rounded rectangular shape, carved with two fish above waves on each side and painted with a continuous scene of fish amongst water weeds in

Lot #: 153

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN ICE-GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE

AN ICE-GREEN JADEITE SNUFF BOTTLE Of rounded spade shape, the body carved in low relief with an immortal and bat under a pine tree on one side and a Buddhistic lion and bat on the other, the stone with pale apple-green inclusions, tourmaline stopper

Lot #: 154

Estimate: US$1,200 - US$1,800

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE

AN AMBER SNUFF BOTTLE EARLY 19TH CENTURY Of well-hollowed rounded shape, delicately carved with a continuous scene of a goatherd and shepherdess in a landscape with animals, prunus, lingzhi and a young assistant, rim chips and minute crackle, apple-green jadeite stopper

Lot #: 157

Estimate: US$1,000 - US$1,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SMALL PALE RUSSET AND WHITE JADE CARVING OF A BIRD

A SMALL PALE RUSSET AND WHITE JADE CARVING OF A BIRD TANG DYNASTY Shown in a recumbent position with legs carved in low relief on the underside, the wings swept back and the tail feathers slightly curled at the tips, the details well and simply indicated, drilled through the body, the stone softly

Lot #: 159

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF TWO GEESE

A SMALL WHITE JADE CARVING OF TWO GEESE SONG/YUAN DYNASTY The goose and its gosling shown side by side with legs carved in low relief on the underside, with a stem of millet trailing from the beak of the adult, the bodies gently rounded, the well-polished stone with some pale russet coloring--2 1/2

Lot #: 162

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A WELL-CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A RAM

A WELL-CARVED PALE GREENISH-WHITE JADE FIGURE OF A RAM SONG/MING DYNASTY The plump animal carved in a recumbent position with head turned to the side and with a cloud of vapor issuing from its mouth, the vapor enclosing a yinyang symbol, with a pair of long, curved horns and a short tail, the

Lot #: 163

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$5,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A YELLOWISH-GREEN AND RUSSET JADE ELEPHANT

A YELLOWISH-GREEN AND RUSSET JADE ELEPHANT PROBABLY SONG DYNASTY The coiled recumbent young beast with short tusks and ears and furrowed forehead and neck, the russet staining added - 3 in. (7.7 cm.) long

Lot #: 165

Estimate: US$6,000 - US$8,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A DARK BROWN AND GRAY JADE BIRD-FORM PENDANT

A DARK BROWN AND GRAY JADE BIRD-FORM PENDANT SONG/MING DYNASTY The thick, oval pendant carved as a recumbent bird, its long neck turned backwards, with simply incised details and feather markings, the stone softly rounded and polished--2 1/2 in. (6cm.) long

Lot #: 166

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 30 May 1991