A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle 1740-1790
Lot 63
A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle 1740-1790
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Lot Details
A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle 1740-1790 A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle 1740-1790 A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle 1740-1790 A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle 1740-1790 A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle 1740-1790
A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle
1740-1790
7.94cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 5, no. 880

    藕粉地套紅玻璃搜獵圖鼻煙壺

    A ruby-red glass overlay 'hunting' snuff bottle

    Transparent, ruby-red, and colourless glass, suffused with air bubbles of various sizes and white flakes; with a flat lip and recessed flat foot surrounded by a protruding flat footrim; carved as a single overlay with a continuous rocky landscape scene with a pine tree and bamboo, in which a man smoking a pipe rides a camel towards two hunters, one with a dog on a lead, the other shooting an arrow at a goose flying overhead, with a single formalized cloud floating above the pine tree
    1740-1790
    Height: 7.94 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.72/1.29 cm
    Stopper: jadeite; vinyl collar

    Condition: Two bamboo leaves polished, as are the bowstrings and the pipe stem the man on the camel is smoking. General relative condition: good

    Provenance:
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd., Hong Kong (1985)

    Published:
    Kleiner 1987, no. 121
    Treasury 5, no. 880

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

    This bottle seems likely to date to the mid-Qianlong era, if the carving style of the bamboos is reliable evidence. The depth and three-dimensional quality of the carving, combined with the very thoughtful composition, are typical of the Qianlong era, but less likely for the Daoguang reign, to which it was previously ascribed.

    The ground is the typical snowstorm so often used during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and referred to in Chinese sources as 'lotus root powder' (oufen). There is no published material from the archives relating to this ground, unless it is the subject of the 1747 reference to 'speckled opaque white'. The magnificent dragon and fenghuang bottle in the J & J Collection (Moss, Graham, and Tsang 1993, no. 360) is one of the obviously early examples with a snowstorm ground, albeit a discreet one. In the light of our current research into glass we would now date it later than we did, perhaps as late as the early Qianlong era. We do not believe anything with this ground can now be dated with confidence to much earlier than the Qianlong reign.

    藕粉地套紅玻璃打獵圖鼻煙壺

    透明寶石紅和無色的玻璃,地彌漫著大小的氣泡和白色片,平唇, 平斂底突出圈足,圈足底全面接觸地面,雕通體打獵圖
    1740-1790
    高﹕ 7.94 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 0.72/1.29 厘米
    蓋﹕ 翡翠;乙烯基座

    狀態敘述:重新磨光的地方有兩個竹葉、弓絃、煙斗管。一般性相對的狀態:善

    來源:
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd., Hong Kong (1985)

    文獻﹕
    Kleiner 1987, 編號 121
    Treasury 5, 編號 880

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

    考慮竹子的雕法,本壺應屬乾隆中葉。周琢的立體感和縝密思考過的布局都是乾隆期常見的,到了道光朝就比較不多。藉粉地也是十八世紀、十九世紀初很流行的。
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