A 'famille-rose' moulded 'Buddhist lion' snuff bottle Possibly Jingdezhen Imperial kilns, 1780–1810
Lot 142
A 'famille-rose' moulded 'Buddhist lion' snuff bottle Possibly Jingdezhen Imperial kilns, 1780–1810
Sold for HK$ 72,000 (US$ 9,285) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 'famille-rose' moulded 'Buddhist lion' snuff bottle
Possibly Jingdezhen Imperial kilns, 1780–1810
4.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • 瓷胎模製粉彩獅子抱球形鼻煙壺
    或出景德鎮官窯,1780-1810

    Clutching the Ball
    Famille-rose enamels on colourless glaze on porcelain, moulded in the form of a Buddhist lion curled around a brocaded ball held between all four of its legs
    Possibly Jingdezhen imperial kilns, 1780–1810
    Height: 4.3cm
    Mouth: 0.3cm
    Stopper: porcelain

    Condition: Minor rubbing to the red pigment on the mouth; otherwise, in good condition

    Provenance:
    Robert Kleiner & Co., 2008

    This is part of the group of complex moulded porcelain bottles from the mid-Qing period dealt with in Treasury 6, under nos. 1190–1228, among which nos. 1197–1199 are of Buddhist lions. This is a unique version, otherwise unrecorded; it is of a different model, showing just the male clutching a brocaded ball in an unusual pose, and it is of smaller size than most. The detailing, style, and colouring, however, suggest it is still part of the standard group of coloured examples, probably dating from the last decade or so of the eighteenth century, but possibly from the first decade of the nineteenth.

    In view of its rarity, the Blochs saw the wisdom of adding this piece to their collection even though it was acquired too late to appear in volume 6 of the Treasury series, where it normally would have been featured.

    緊緊抓住了繡球
    瓷胎無色釉畫琺瑯;模印獅子四腳包球形
    或出景德鎮官窯,1780~1810年
    高﹕4.3厘米
    口經﹕0.3 厘米
    蓋﹕瓷胎

    狀態敘述:
    獅子嘴唇上的紅彩略為擦掉過,除此以外,狀態良好

    來源:
    Robert Kleiner & Co., 2008

    說明:
    詳細的欣賞,請參閱本壺的英文說明。
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