A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880
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A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880
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A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880 A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880 A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880 A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880 A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880
A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle
Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880
4.9cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 2, no. 244

    紅白玉髓桃形鼻煙壺
    或拙朴水晶大師流派,1740~1880

    A carnelian 'peach' snuff bottle

    Carnelian; well hollowed and carved in the form of a peach decorated in relief with a severed branch from which grows a smaller peach, clumps of leaves and a single blossom
    Possibly school of the Rustic Crystal Master, 1740–1880
    Height: 4.9 cm
    Mouth: 0.5 cm
    Stopper: jadeite, carved as a fan-tailed goldfish set on a peach growing from a leafy branch

    Condition: Minute chip on left side of carved peach and on the large leaf's central vein; otherwise, workshop condition

    Provenance:
    Mrs. M. A. Robertson
    Sotheby's, London, 24 June 1975, lot 6
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd.
    Arthur Gadsby

    Published:
    Treasury 2, no. 244

    Our only clue to origin with this bottle is the style of carving, which is similar to a group of fruit-form bottles that can be associated with the school of the Rustic Crystal Master (see discussion under Treasury 2, no. 254, and for a double gourd and a Buddha's-hand fruit of similar style, see Moss 1971, p. 34, figs. 78 and 79). This is part of the wide range of quartz materials used by the school, and the combination of beautifully sculpted, well-finished, rounded detail with low relief carving with a slightly rudimentary finish is typical. This can be seen by looking closely at the flower, which is well enough carved but leaves the surrounding area rather roughly finished. The material is a delightful piece of chalcedony where a rather crystalline-looking pinkish-grey material blushes deep red in one area where the smaller peach is carved, cleverly setting it apart from the rest in cameo fashion.

    紅白玉髓 桃子形鼻煙壺

    紅白玉髓;掏膛徹底,雕桃形,浮雕折枝、葉片、小桃子等
    或屬拙朴水晶大師流派,1740–1880
    高﹕ 4.9 厘米
    口徑﹕ 0.5 厘米
    蓋﹕翡翠,雕枝上的扇尾金魚

    狀態敘述:浮雕的桃子左邊和大葉片的中間脈上都有微乎其微的缺口;此外,出坊狀態

    來源:
    Mrs. M. A. Robertson
    倫敦蘇富比, 24 June 1975, 拍賣品號 6
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd.
    Arthur Gadsby

    文獻﹕
    Treasury 2, 編號 244

    關於拙朴水晶大師流派,參閱 Treasury 2, 編號 254。雕風類似的細腰葫蘆與佛手,見 Moss 1971, p. 34, 圖 78 and 79。 本壺的材料和琢碾是典型的。真是因料施藝的良好成果。
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