Bonhams : Bloch Collection; Wine and Whisky; Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art & Paintings; Jewelry, Jadeite and Wristwatches and Writing Instruments
Glass Snuff Bottle with Interior Painting Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911) Body height: 6 cm In the late 17th century, Western snuff and snuff containers entered China. At its peak, various Western countries and the Vatican in Rome often presented snuff and snuff containers as gifts to the court. Since snuff boxes were not ideal containers for snuff, people at the time adapted and used small-mouthed jars originally used in the Ming dynasty for medicine.
Case (Inrô) with Painting of Courtesan at Night (obverse); House Gate (reverse) Shibata Zeshin (Japanese, 1807–1891) Period: Edo period (1615–1868) Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Medium: Roiro (waxen) lacquer with sprinkled hiramkie lacquer and togidashi sprinkled and polished lacquer; Interior: nashiji and fundame; Ojime: silver shibuichi lacquer bead decorated with design of castle grounds; Netsuke: carved wooden sleeping goose
Wine Cup Date: 19th century Culture: Japan Dimensions: H. 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm); W. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) Classification: Lacquer