Asian Art Auction

June 13, 2016

LOT 120
A Rare Double Gourd Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, ‘Gu Yi Zhai Cang’ Republic Period
  • A Rare Double Gourd Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, ‘Gu Yi Zhai Cang’ Republic Period

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A Rare Double Gourd Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, ‘Gu Yi Zhai Cang’ Republic Period

民國 古藝齋藏 黃地掐絲琺瑯鼻煙壺

With a yellow and ruyi head ground, decorated over the double gourd form with prunus flowers
height 2.3" — 5.8 cm.

Estimate $400-$600

Realised: $384
Price Includes Buyer's Premium

Provenance:

The Collection of Harold Gordon Groves (lots 85-120)

Harold Groves was a true collector; passionate, dedicated and curious. He amassed his collection over sixty-five years, and was meticulous in its procurement, operating with the principle that one ought to purchase the highest quality piece they could afford, and then upgrade it whenever possible. He learned as much as he could about the artists and their craft, informing himself through reference books and art texts, which helped enlighten the process of his collecting. He also travelled extensively through Europe and Asia in the 1960s and 1970s, not only to seek pieces, but to learn about the artists, witness their craftsmanship first hand, and immerse himself in the culture that bore the art. Harold became a respected member within the community of collectors, with fellow experts often seeking his advice and guidance. Several pieces of his collection were also displayed in museum exhibits and galleries across North America. Harold’s deep and enduring passion for Asian art was truly inspiring, and motivated his children to build art collections of their own.

Additional Info:

Department: Asian Art