An aquamarine snuff bottle
Lot 132
An aquamarine snuff bottle 1880-1940
Sold for US$ 4,000 inc. premium
Auction Details
An aquamarine snuff bottle
Lot Details
Property of Dr. Edward A. Kopinitz
An aquamarine snuff bottle
1880-1940
Of flattened oval form below a flat lip and an oval foot rim surrounding a deep, flat foot, the front of the bottle carved to depict a seated Bodhisattva, reversed by a calligraphic couplet in clerical script taken from the Qianziwen reading xing jing qing yi, xin dong shen pi, "If one's disposition is calm, emotions are easy, but if the heart is anxious, the spirit is forever weary."
2 1/4in (5.6cm) high

Footnotes

  • 海藍寶石刻觀音銘文鼻煙壺

    Provenance:
    Sotheby's New York, March 15, 1984, lot 153
    Mei Ling collection

    The inscription reads 性靜情逸, 心動神疲
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