• Lot 48

    TABATIERE EN AGATE

    CHINE, ECOLE DE ZHITING, SUZHOU, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    TABATIERE EN AGATE
    CHINE, ECOLE DE ZHITING, SUZHOU, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovale, à décor finement sculpté en utilisant les inclusions naturelles brunes, grises et blanches de la pierre, sur une face d'un tigre féroce, accompagné d'un vieillard assis sur un rocher, une petite inscription dans la partie supérieure, l'autre face ornée d'un démon à tête d'animal marchant parmi des flots tumultueux, les côtés rehaussés de rochers et pins, le bouchon en jadéite
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 7,5 cm. (2 15/16 in.)


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    This very nice bottle combines inspired use of material with masterful control of the medium. Genius in interpreting different colored marking in stones relies upon the ability of the artist to give the impression that he has not been constrained in any way by the material. The remarkable stone, with its grey and white inclusions in addition to the more conventional honey-beige and brown, is used with considerable imagination and to great effect.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    A FINELY CARVED AGATE SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, SCHOOL OF ZHITING, SUZHOU, 18TH/19TH CENTURY