A jadeite snuff bottle 1780–1880
Lot 152
A jadeite snuff bottle 1780–1880
Sold for HK$ 1,460,000 (US$ 188,280) inc. premium
Lot Details
A jadeite snuff bottle
1780–1880
6.21cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 1, no. 181

    翡翠光素鼻煙壺

    A jadeite snuff bottle

    Jadeite; very well hollowed, with a flat foot and concave lip
    1780–1880
    Height: 6.21 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.51/1.86 cm
    Stopper: tourmaline; gilt-silver collar

    Condition: Workshop condition

    Provenance:
    Ashkenazie and Co., San Francisco (1988)

    Published:
    JICSBS, Spring 1982, inside back cover
    Arts of Asia, September–October 1990, p. 95
    Kleiner, Yang, and Shangraw 1994, no. 56
    Treasury 1, no. 181

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

    The stone has a clearly visible fibrous texture that adds considerably to the surface fascination and lends a sense of energy to the mottled markings. As jewellery, it would fail to gain top marks because of a lack of translucent areas free of distinct fibrous markings. As a snuff bottle, however, where the very finest jewellery material never appears, it is a stunning colour. It is also well made, with excellent formal integrity, a well-detailed lip, and hollowing as painstaking as on any known jadeite snuff bottle of this highly valued, emerald-green jadeite material.

    On the introduction of Burmese jadeite as a material for snuff bottles, see Sale 1, lot 32.

    翡翠光素鼻煙壺

    翡翠; 掏膛非常規整,平底凹唇
    1780–1880
    高﹕ 6.21 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 0.51/1.86 厘米
    蓋﹕ 碧璽; 鎏金銀座

    狀態敘述: 出坊狀態

    來源:
    Ashkenazie and Co., San Francisco (1988)

    文獻﹕
    《國際中國鼻煙壺協會的學術期刊》, Spring 1982年春期,封底內
    Arts of Asia, September–October 1990, p. 95
    Kleiner, Yang, and Shangraw 1994, 編號 56
    Treasury 1, 編號 181

    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

    本壺石料含纖維,質地具有趣味性。而且,工藝高超,形式整合,唇雕的精細,掏膛精緻工巧。

    關於緬甸翡翠導入中國的事,參閱 第一場拍賣會, 拍賣品號 32.
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