The Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles at Sotheby’s New York

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LONDON.- One of the highlights of Sotheby’s fall 2010 Asia Week sales in New York will be a single owner offering of the Joe Grimberg Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles on 14 September 2010. The bottles date from as early as the beginning of the 18th century and reflect a broad variety of Chinese decorative arts from glass and porcelain to jade. Mr. Grimberg bought only from respected dealers and auction houses, meaning that many of the bottles have extensive and impressive provenance, and, at times imperial attribution. Mr. Grimberg developed a compact collection focused only on snuff bottles of the highest quality; therefore to ensure that his collection didn’t grow to over 200 bottles one would leave the collection every time a fresh snuff bottle was added. Overall the auction is estimated to fetch up to US$6.5 million. Henry