A ruby-red glass overlay 'Liu Hai' snuff bottle Yangzhou, 1830-1890
Lot 114
A ruby-red glass overlay 'Liu Hai' snuff bottle Yangzhou, 1830-1890
Sold for HK$ 106,250 (US$ 13,708) inc. premium
Lot Details
A ruby-red glass overlay 'Liu Hai' snuff bottle
Yangzhou, 1830-1890
5.9cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 5, no. 1035

    白地套紅玻璃劉海戲金蟾鼻煙壺
    揚州, 1830~1890

    A ruby-red glass overlay 'monkey and peaches' snuff bottle

    Transparent ruby-red and translucent white glass; with a flat lip and recessed, slightly convex foot surrounded by a protruding flat footrim; carved as a single overlay on one main side with a monkey in the branches of a fruiting peach tree, handing down a large peach to another monkey, with a wasp or bee nearby and a bat flying above, inscribed in relief seal script, Sanqian shou ('A lifespan of three thousand years'), the other main side with Liu Hai chasing his three-legged toad above severed stems of a lotus flower and a large leaf, with a seal in relief seal script, Daya ('Great elegance')
    Yangzhou, 1830-1890
    Height: 5.9 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.55/1.51 cm
    Stopper: glass; vinyl collar

    Condition: Air bubble in lip cut through as part of the original process and filled with dirt; practically imperceptible chip to inner footrim; otherwise, workshop condition

    Provenance:
    Kaynes-Klitz Collection
    Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 16 November 1989, lot 52

    Published:
    Kleiner, Yang, and Shangraw 1994, no. 130
    Treasury 5, no. 1035

    Exhibited:
    Hong Kong Museum of Art, March-June 1994
    National Museum, Singapore, November 1994-February 1995

    This is commensurate with the best work of the master who carved for Li Peisong (Yunting) and Li Peizhen (Weizhi) in Yangzhou after they moved to that city in 1870, although its lack of a cyclical date obliges us to give it a broad dating range. It displays the features we have come to expect of his best work, including an extremely well-matched and crisply carved footrim. Subjects may be repeated, but compositions never, a feature that indicates high artistic standards.

    白地套紅玻璃劉海戲金蟾鼻煙壺

    透亮白地套寶石紅料; 平唇, 微凸斂底, 突出圈足,圈足底全面接觸地面;雕蜂猴一面題"三千壽",雕荷花一面題"大雅"
    揚州, 1830-1890
    高﹕ 5.9 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 0.55/1.51 厘米
    蓋﹕ 玻璃;乙烯基座

    狀態敘述:唇上的一氣泡在製成時被切開,有積塵,圈足有幾乎看不見的缺口;此外,出坊狀態

    來源:
    Kaynes-Klitz 珍藏
    香港蘇富比, 1989年11月16日,拍賣品號 52

    文獻﹕
    Kleiner, Yang, and Shangraw 1994, 編號 130
    Treasury 5, 編號 1035

    展覽﹕
    香港藝術館,1994年3月~6月
    National Museum of Singapore,1994年11月~1995年2 月

    本壺的藝術價格跟給李韻亭李維之兄弟雕作的水平最高的那些套料鼻煙壺一樣高。圈足配合得很好,雕琢得特別精純。他們是1870年遷居揚州的,但是因為本壺沒有甲子,我們定期幅度比較寬。
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