Chinese snuff bottle auction at Bonhams highlights New York Asia Week

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams will be participating in Asia Week 2012, which brings together a variety of art outlets to celebrate Asian art from China, India, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia. Bonhams will highlight this week with three previews and auctions located at its New York headquarters at 580 Madison. On March 20th at 10am Bonhams will host a sale of Fine Chinese snuff bottles, featuring over one hundred fifty bottles primarily drawn from three private collections: the collection of Dr. Martin Roshco, the collection of Mrs. Fay Plohn, and the collection of Dr. Edward A. Kopinitz. The Asia Week sale follows successful single owner sales of Chinese snuff bottles at Bonhams New York galleries in March 2010 and 2011. Among the anticipated highlights are several bottles produced at the Imperial Palace workshops, carved agate and jade examples, rarely seen forms in porcelain, as well as snuff