A brown glass snuff bottle 1740-1860
Lot 103
A brown glass snuff bottle 1740-1860
Sold for HK$ 18,750 (US$ 2,419) inc. premium

Lot Details
A brown glass snuff bottle 1740-1860 A brown glass snuff bottle 1740-1860 A brown glass snuff bottle 1740-1860 A brown glass snuff bottle 1740-1860 A brown glass snuff bottle 1740-1860
A brown glass snuff bottle
1740-1860
3.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 5, no. 758

    棕色玻璃鼻煙壺

    A brown glass snuff bottle

    Variegated translucent and semi-transparent, streaky, caramel-brown glass with a few scattered air bubbles of various sizes; with a flat lip and concave foot
    1740-1860
    Height: 3.7 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.55/0.95 cm
    Stopper: coral; vinyl collar

    Condition: Workshop condition

    Provenance:
    Wing Hing, Hong Kong (1985)

    Published:
    Treasury 5, no. 758

    Areas of the glass in this bottle are semi-transparent in the sense that, if a small bulb is introduced into the bottle, it is possible to see some details of the bulb through them. Other parts are translucent. This effect may be intentional, but can also occur spontaneously.

    A finished work of art of this kind supplies no indication of the original intention of the glassmaker, but the resemblance to chalcedony here, both in colour and texture, is striking. It has distinct, if subtle striations, suggesting that the variation in transparency may have been intentional, and intended to resemble caramel-coloured agate, which it does rather effectively.

    棕色玻璃鼻煙壺

    斑駁的透亮及半透明的焦糖色玻璃;含有零零落落的大小氣泡,平唇,凹底
    1740-1860
    高﹕ 3.7 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 0.55/0.95 厘米
    蓋﹕ 珊瑚; 乙烯基座

    狀態敘述: 出坊狀態

    來源:
    Wing Hing, Hong Kong (1985)

    文獻﹕
    Treasury 5, 編號 758

    這件煙壺具有半透明的地方,就是說,把光源插入腹內,光源某些細節從外面可以看得見。其他地方是透亮而已。不知這是策劃的還是偶然的。如果玻璃工人是想模擬有斑紋的玉髓 ,那麼,大概是有意的,而且,效果很好。

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