RESULTS: The Hildegard Schonfeld Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles

New York

The Hildegard Schonfeld Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles

 New York, 21 March 2013, Sale #2801

[All sold prices include buyer’s premium]


117 lots sold

Total: $1,515,250/£1,000,065/€1,166,743

    100% sold by lot

117 lots offered

£0.66= $1 / € 0.77=$1

100% sold by value



Estimate ($)

Price Realized



A Very Rare Carved Green And Pink Tourmaline Snuff Bottle, Imperial, Palace Workshops, 1760-1799

40,000 - 60,000




Asian Private


A Finely Carved White Jade Snuff Bottle, Zhiting School, Suzhou, 1760-1840

30,000 - 40,000




Asian Trade


A Fine And Very Rare Famille-Rose-Enameled And Molded Porcelain Snuff Bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen Kilns, Qianlong Four-Character Seal Mark In Iron Red And Of The Period, 1740-1756

40,000 - 60,000




Asian Trade


A Rare Aquamarine Snuff Bottle, 1760-1800 

40,000 - 60,000




Asian Trade


A Milky Emerald-Green Jadeite Snuff Bottle, Probably Imperial, 1770-1830 

25,000 - 35,000




US Trade


A Black-Enamelled Blue And White Porcelain Snuff Bottle 
Imperial, Jingdezhen Kilns, Qianlong Four-Character Mark In Underglaze Blue And Of The Period, 1795-1799

6,000 - 8,000




Asian Private


A Rare Inside-Painted Rock Crystal Snuff Bottle, Ma Shaoxuan (1867-1939), Beijing, Probably 1905 

20,000 - 30,000




Asian Trade


A Finely Carved Cameo Agate Snuff Bottle, Zhiting School, Suzhou, 1760-1850 

22,000 - 25,000




Asian Trade


A Yellowish-Green And Russet Jade Snuff Bottle, Master Of The Rocks School, 1740-1840 

16,000 - 18,000




Asian Trade


A Finely Enameled White Glass Snuff Bottle, Ye Benqi, Beijing, 1932-1963 

15,000 - 18,000




US Trade


Michael Bass and Noah Kupferman, Co-Heads of Department, Chinese Works of Art, New York, said: “Our spring season of Chinese works of art sales achieved $45.6 million and were 94% sold by value and 89% sold by lot.  These figures confirm the continued strong demand for works of art from private collections with distinguished provenance and underline the in-depth strength of the market across all collecting categories, notably for jades, snuff bottles, huanghuali furniture, archaic bronzes and porcelains.  The Lizzadro Collection of Fine Chinese Jade Carvings and Works of Art more than doubled its pre-sale high estimate, and The Hildegard Schonfeld Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles was 100% sold.  With the sale of Fine Huanghuali Furniture from an Important Private American Collection and the world auction record price of $9.1 million achieved for the magnificent massive huanghuali plank pedestal table, Christie’s reaffirmed its commitment to offering the highest quality Chinese furniture and demonstrates its position as the leader in this category.”

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Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and do not reflect costs, financing fees or application of buyer’s or seller’s credits.

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