A ruby-red glass overlay 'fortune and longevity' snuff bottle 1710-1760
Lot 106
A ruby-red glass overlay 'fortune and longevity' snuff bottle 1710-1760
Sold for HK$ 118,750 (US$ 15,313) inc. premium
Lot Details
A ruby-red glass overlay 'fortune and longevity' snuff bottle
1710-1760
4.42cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 5, no. 872

    白套紅玻璃福壽雙全鼻煙壺

    A ruby-red glass overlay snuff bottle

    Transparent ruby-red and translucent white glass, with a few small air bubbles, some elongated; with a flat lip; carved as a single overlay with a continuous design of two bats and two severed, leafy branches with three peaches on each
    1710-1760
    Height: 4.42 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.54/0.91 cm
    Stopper: glass

    Condition: Workshop condition

    Provenance:
    Private collection, Canada
    Sotheby's, New York, 3 June 1992, lot 388

    Published: Chen Yibing 1994, p. 100, top
    Treasury 5, no. 872

    The small size of this bottle suggests the likelihood of an early date, and we believe that it dates from the early eighteenth century and probably from either the Yongzheng reign or the very early Qianlong reign. It is unlikely to be as early as the Kangxi period, particularly given the lack of crizzling, but it must remain a possibility. The extraordinary fluency and technical skills exhibited by the rendering of the two bats here may indicate the height of glass carving from the early part of the Qianlong reign.

    白套紅玻璃福壽雙全鼻煙壺

    透亮白地套寶石紅料,含少數小氣泡,有的拉長;平唇,雕蝙蝠桃子圖案
    1710-1760
    高﹕ 4.42 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 0.54/0.91 厘米
    蓋﹕玻璃

    狀態敘述: 出坊狀態

    來源:
    私人珍藏,加拿大
    紐約蘇富比, 1992年6月3日,拍賣品號 388

    文獻﹕ 陳一兵 1994,頁100,上
    Treasury 5, 編號 872

    考慮本壺比較小的規模,應屬十八世紀初。因為不呈細裂紋,大概不會是康熙年間製作的,但是那不是絕對不可能的。
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