In ancient China, powdered tobacco was widely used as a treatment for mild illness. This tobacco was stored in snuff bottles. In the 18th century, these bottles appeared as a status symbol and were manufactured at a much greater volume for the public. The second session of the Single Owner Los Angeles Collector auction, offered by I.M. Chait Gallery, presents eight sets of snuff bottles in porcelain, jade, and agate.
The sale will also present a Chinese embroidered silk robe that dates back to the 19th century. In 1759, the dragon robe became a mark of stature, worn only by members of the Imperial family. The available cobalt blue robe was designed with mountains and dragons. The dragons are surrounded by ling zhi clouds. Also featured in the auction is an enameled porcelain figure of the revered artist Liu Hia. A pioneer of Chinese modern art, Liu was counted among “The Four Great Academy Presidents.” Register on Bidsquare to find more information and bid for these items.
Lot Categories:Asian Works of Art (504), Ceramics and Pottery (349), Sculptures & Carvings (106), Paintings and Drawings (14)
# of Lots:504
Price Range:$30 - $750
Interesting lots include:
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|19th Century Chinese Embroidered Silk Robe|| Estimate: |
|Mixed Media Drawing on Paper by Muramasa Kudo|| Estimate: |
|Group of Ten Agate Snuff Bottles|| Estimate: |
|Split Amethyst Geode|| Estimate: |
|Chinese Enameled Porcelain Figure of Liu Hia|| Estimate: |