A pale green and russet nephrite pebble-material 'fish' snuff bottle 1770–1880
Lot 42
A pale green and russet nephrite pebble-material 'fish' snuff bottle 1770–1880
Sold for HK$ 225,000 (US$ 29,031) inc. premium
Lot Details
A pale green and russet nephrite pebble-material 'fish' snuff bottle
1770–1880
6.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 1, no. 25

    青白玉帶皮雕水藻游魚鼻煙壺

    A pale green and russet nephrite pebble-material 'fish' snuff bottle

    Nephrite of pebble material; very well hollowed and with a recessed foot; carved with two fan-tailed goldfish and a carp among aquatic plants
    1770–1880
    Height: 6.5 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.54/1.66 cm
    Stopper: coral; gilt-bronze collar

    Condition: Some smoothing to the outer rim may indicate a minor repair; otherwise, workshop condition

    Provenance:
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd.
    Kurt Graf Blücher von Wahlstatt (Count Blücher)
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd.
    Robert Hall (1984)

    Published:
    Moss 1971a, no. 13 and front cover
    Kleiner 1987, no. 47
    Treasury 1, no. 25

    Exhibited:
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, October 1987
    Creditanstalt, Vienna, May–June 1993

    Although of the same material as that commonly used by the Master of the Rocks school, the style of carving and the rather glittery polish here are quite different. The skin has been used with great imagination by the carver. The formal qualities of the bottle are exceptional: an elegant, compressed pear-shape, flaring slightly at the neck, very crisply carved foot, and perfect formal integrity. It is also very well hollowed.

    青白玉帶皮雕水藻游魚鼻煙壺

    卵石料; 掏膛很徹底,斂底 ; 雕扇形尾金魚二條、鯉魚一條
    1770–1880
    高﹕ 6.5 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 0.54/1.66 厘米
    蓋﹕ 珊瑚; 鎏金青銅座

    狀態敘述: 外緣有所消除,或許是稍稍修理的痕跡;此外,出窯狀態

    來源:
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd.
    Kurt Graf Blücher von Wahlstatt (Count Blücher)
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd.
    羅伯特.霍爾 (1984)

    文獻﹕
    Moss 1971a, 編號 13 and 封面圖片
    Kleiner 1987, 編號 47
    Treasury 1, 編號 25

    展覽﹕
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd.,倫敦,1987年10月
    Creditanstalt, 維也納, 1993年5月~6月

    本壺的質料和卵石皮浮雕師流派所用的一樣,但是雕風和光亮不同。雕匠刻皮, 定形,加工,都充分展現形式感的美。再說,掏膛特別徹底。
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