A blue and iron-red enamelled copper and gold 'garden scene' snuff dish Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark and of the period, 1770-1799
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A blue and iron-red enamelled copper and gold 'garden scene' snuff dish Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark and of the period, 1770-1799
Sold for HK$ 250,000 (US$ 32,257) inc. premium
Auction Details
A blue and iron-red enamelled copper and gold 'garden scene' snuff dish Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark and of the period, 1770-1799
Lot Details
A blue and iron-red enamelled copper and gold 'garden scene' snuff dish
Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark and of the period, 1770-1799
4.37cm diam.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 6, no. 1110

    銅胎畫礬紅及藍彩亭台樓閣圖煙碟
    御製品,北京宮廷造辦處,藍彩「乾隆年製」楷書款,1770~1799

    A blue and iron-red enamelled copper and gold 'garden scene' snuff dish

    Blue, white, and brownish iron-red enamel on copper, with gold; a snuff dish with a very slightly recessed, flat, circular foot, its perimeter curving up to meet the footrim, which is flat and circular; the interior painted with twelve figures enjoying various pursuits in and around an elaborate terraced garden residence with an open pavilion, pines and other trees, and monumental ornamental rocks; the underside of the cavetto painted with a band of continuous, simplified leiwen ('thunder pattern'); the foot inscribed in blue regular script Qianlong nian zhi ('Made during the Qianlong period'); the exposed metal with traces of original gilding
    Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1770–1799
    Height: 0.42 cm
    Diameter: 4.37 cm

    Condition: gilding almost completely worn away; three small areas of damage to metal rim; extensive all over, natural wear from use

    Provenance:
    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd. (1987)

    Published:
    Kleiner 1995, no. 22
    Treasury 6, no. 1110

    Exhibited:
    British Museum, London, June–October 1995
    Israel Museum, Jerusalem, July–November 1997

    The earliest snuff dishes come from an important, very small group of asymmetrically shaped dishes that may date from as early as the mid-Qianlong reign. (No pre-Qianlong snuff dishes are known.) Although several dishes using the fuller famille-rose palette are extant, many of these late-reign enamelled-metal dishes are decorated primarily in either ruby-red or blue enamel. This example is unique for its additional use of a brownish, iron-red colour and an otherwise unrecorded design on a dish: scholars enjoying the pavilions and gardens of a large estate. It is also unusual in having a more detailed artistic style than such late-Qianlong dishes as a whole. The monochrome landscape dishes that survive are all typical of the decorative late-Qianlong enamelling style (see, for instance, the blue landscape design of Li Jiufang 2002, no. 178), whereas the painting here is quite different, rather more refined and individualistic.


    銅胎畫礬紅及藍彩亭台樓閤圖煙碟

    銅胎畫琺瑯鼻煙碟,無琺瑯料處有鎏金的痕跡,碟內部繪園林亭閣圖,有十二個人閑遊其間,外壁畫雷紋一圈;底書 "乾隆年製" 楷款御製品,宮廷作坊,北京,1770–1799
    高﹕ 0.42 厘米
    Diameter: 4.37 厘米

    狀態敘述:鎏金幾乎磨掉了,金屬邊緣有三處微不足道的損傷 ,經 過歲月的觸摸以後,呈尋常的擦傷

    來源﹕
    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd. (1987)

    文獻﹕
    Kleiner 1995, 編號22
    Treasury 6, 編號1110

    展覽﹕
    大英博物館,1995年6月~10月
    Israel Museum, 耶路撒冷,1997年7月~月11月

    說明﹕
    存世有幾件粉彩鼻煙碟,但乾隆晚年的金胎 畫琺瑯煙碟的圖案很多是寶石紅琺瑯 或者藍琺瑯 畫的。本壺的二色畫圖是例外的,景觀也是格外地復雜。一般的存世單彩山水鼻煙碟 是典型的晚乾隆修飾風格。參見李久芳2002, 編號178。



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