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Category: Snuff Bottles

  • Auction Industry

    Quinn’s to launch summer auction lineup with online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, June 27

    FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Quinn’s Auction Galleries will welcome the summer season with an online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction on Saturday, June 27, starting at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The sale includes a fine selection of Asian, American, European and Modern artworks, with selections by Merton Simpson, Dale Chihuly,…

    Quinn’s to launch summer auction lineup with online-only Fine & Decorative Arts Auction, June 27
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    Asian Works of Art

    Korean astronomer Jang Yeong-sil was a Chief Engineer in the court of Korea’s King Sejong the Great. Belonging to humble origins, Jang became one of the most prominent Korean academics of his time. The Korean sundial, or Angbu-ilgu, was among his notable inventions. Meaning “pot-shaped sun clock staring at the…

    Blue and White Water Coupe
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    Michaan's sale features Escher, rare snuff bottles and porcelains, fine furniture and a Kashmir sapphire

    Maurits Cornelis Escher (Dutch 1898-1972) Convex and Concave (Hol en Bol). Lithograph. Estimate: $10,000 / 15,000. ALAMEDA, CA.-Michaan’s Auctions continues to serve the international community of buyers and sellers, sustaining the momentum created by many years of successful auction events. The Alameda, California auction gallery reopens this month. On Friday, June…

    Michaan's sale features Escher, rare snuff bottles and porcelains, fine furniture and a Kashmir sapphire
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    May Asian Sale

    Cloisonné is mainly used to decorate metal objects or ceramics. The technique involves applying colored enamels to different materials, which are then fired to bring out the design. It likely originated in ancient Egypt or the Byzantine Empire. It later spread to China, where it was applied to bronze and…

    porcelain cover jar
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    Asian Art & Antiques - Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles

    Chinese artist Zhang Daqian is best known for his splashed-ink landscapes and lotus paintings. Zhang’s works were influenced by individualistic masters such as Shitao and Bada Shanren. The upcoming Asian Art & Antiques - Chinese Painting and Calligraphy, Snuff Bottles sale, presented by Oakridge Auction Gallery, highlights two paintings by Zhang.…

    Lotus Painting by Zhang Daqian Given to Qiangli
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    Asian Art & Antiques - Ceramics and Works of Art

    Blue-colored ceramics gained significance in China during the Tang dynasty. The blue-glazed porcelain pieces got their distinctive color from cobalt, imported from Persia. At the time, cobalt was scarce and only used in limited quantities. Blue and white pottery and porcelain gained broader recognition during the Qing dynasty. A pair…

    Chinese Flambe Vase, 18th Century
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    Asian Art, including Chinese Paintings

    The ‘hundred boys' theme was very popular during the Qing and Ming dynasties. The 'hundred boys' refers to King Wen of the Zhou dynasty, who had 99 sons and adopted one more to have an even 100. Later, the theme was used to represent the desire for many sons to…

    TWO CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE AND ONE UNDERGLAZE RED DRAGON SNUFF BOTTLES
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    Art of Asia- From Antiquity to Present Day

    From the first century BCE to the seventh century CE, the Gandhara region was a multicultural hub for commerce and art. Situated within present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan, artwork from this area was influenced by both Roman and Indian iconography. Several items from the Gandhara region are available in the upcoming…

    CHINESE GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF VAJRASATTVA
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    Fine Art & European Decorative Arts go up for bid at Turner Auctions + Appraisals on Saturday, April 25

    Masami Teraoka (1936). Title/Subject: Namiyo at Hanauma Bay, 1985. Medium: Print-Multiple, Lithograph in colors. Size image: 24 3/4" x 36". Size frame: 34" x 45". Created: 1985. Condition: Good. Estimate $1,500 - $2,500. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.-Turner Auctions + Appraisals presents Fine Art & European Decorative Arts on Saturday, April 25, 2020.…

    Fine Art & European Decorative Arts go up for bid at Turner Auctions
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    Asian Decorative Arts - Online-Only Auction

    In 1951, the São Paulo Art Biennial awarded prizes to Hanga artists rather than the usual master painters and sculptors. The two artists selected were Tetsuro Komai for his etchings and Kiyoshi Saito for his woodblock prints. Sosaku Hanga artists were generally disregarded in the Japanese art world, for their…

    CHINESE MING STYLE BLUE & WHITE PORCELAIN STEM CUP
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    Time Pieces, Jewelry, Art and Antiques

    A.B. Levy’s will present a selection of watches, furniture, and sculpture in the upcoming Time Pieces, Jewelry, Art, and Antiques auction. Among the highlighted lots is a Meiji Period elephant figure made of patinated bronze. This sculpture, created in the late 19th century, depicts a standing elephant being attacked by…

    Time Pieces, Jewelry, Art and Antiques A. B. Levy's
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    Fine Art & Antiques

    Louis Comfort Tiffany created Tiffany Studios particularly to expand the use of iridescent glass in lamps and windows. It was during this time that Edison’s invention of the incandescent light bulb inspired Tiffany to focus on home interiors. The upcoming auction, offered by Cottone Auctions, presents several examples of Tiffany’s…

    French Giltwood Over-Mantle Mirror
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    Asian Decorative Arts

    Shades of opaque pink and carmine distinguish famille rose wares in Chinese pottery. The colors were originally foreign in China and were introduced from Europe around the 16th century. Famille rose gained popularity during the Qing Dynasty. A pair of famille rose round plaques is among the featured items in…

    Chinese Yellow Jade Carved Beast, Ming or Earlier
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    Early Spring Estates & Collections Auction

    Pablo Picasso, a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and ceramics artist, was an influential figure in 20th-century art. Picasso was among the pioneers of Cubism, in which he broke apart his subjects and reassembled them in an abstracted form. One of Picasso’s portraits of his wife Jacqueline is highlighted in the upcoming…

    ROBERT THIEN, ORCHID II STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPH
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    Fine Art, Antiques & Jewellery – Day 2

    The second day of the Fine Art, Antiques & Jewelry auction hosted by Elstob & Elstob Auctioneers offers antiques and fine art. Lots range from a Mouseman oak chair and a 48-key Wheatstone concertina to a painting of a Russian icon and a 1942 German Nazi aluminum bomb fuse. Highlighted…

    A VICTORIAN EBONISED AND UPHOLSTERED PARLOUR SUITE
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    Interiors - Online Only

    Hindman is offering its Interiors – Online Only auction, set to feature a late 20th-century Lalique Miroir Cygnes swans centerpiece. The swans are made of mold-blown and frosted glass with a mirrored underplate. A French gilt and patinated bronze candelabrum is also highlighted. This 19th-century candelabrum is shaped like a…

    Interiors – Online Only
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    The Fine & Decorative Art Auction

    When Andy Warhol became an illustrator for Glamour magazine, he entered the world of Pop Art in New York. By the 1950s, he could be identified as a key figure in the Pop Art movement. He eventually started making silkscreen prints of famous personalities, exploring the connection between celebrity culture…

    After Marc Chagall "Romeo et Juliette" color
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    Palm Beach Collections – Online Only

    Rugs woven in the villages and towns of Iran are known for their distinct weaving techniques, high-quality wool, and complicated patterns. A Laristan wool rug from the Fars province in Iran is one of the leading lots in the upcoming Palm Beach Collections auction, to be presented by Hindman. The…

    A Pair of Paris Porcelain Chinoiserie Figural Bottles
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    Palm Beach Socialite

    Hill Auction Gallery will present a selection of fine art, decorative art, furniture, and antiques in the upcoming Palm Beach Socialite sale. An oil painting from Paul Jenkins will be particularly highlighted. An Abstract Expressionist, Jenkins discovered the effects of staining a canvas as opposed to painting it during a stay…

    Tag Heuer Carrera Calibre 5 Mens Blue Date Watch
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    Day 2: Luxury Estates and Private Collections

    The second session of the Luxury Estates and Private Collections auction, offered by Great Gatsby’s Auction Gallery, continues the offerings from day one with more works of fine and decorative art, furnishings, jewelry, and antiques. One of the top lots up for bid is a Model B grand piano by…

    Danish Modern style birch wood pendant light