A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle 1730-1800
Lot 88
A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle 1730-1800
Sold for HK$ 43,750 (US$ 5,640) inc. premium

Lot Details
A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle 1730-1800 A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle 1730-1800 A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle 1730-1800 A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle 1730-1800 A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle 1730-1800
A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle
1730-1800
7.74cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 5, no. 719

    藍玻璃灑金星鼻煙壺

    A sapphire-blue aventurine-glass snuff bottle

    Transparent sapphire-blue glass with a few small air bubbles and with surface inclusions of aventurine-glass; with a flat lip and recessed, slightly convex foot surrounded by a protruding flat footrim
    1730-1800
    Height: 7.74 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.71/1.85 cm
    Stopper: jadeite; silver collar

    Condition: Workshop condition

    Provenance:
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd., Hong Kong (1993)

    Published:
    Treasury 5, no. 719

    This provides us with one of the most striking examples of eighteenth-century aventurine- splashed blue glass. The exaggerated pear shape with its flared neck is an extremely elegant form, the detailing of both foot and mouth and also the polishing of the end product are impeccable, and the evenly spaced and perfectly controlled splashes impressive.

    It probably dates from the mid-eighteenth century, during the first half of the Qianlong reign, but may be a little later.

    Under magnification, the halo of olive-green colour that can appear around the edges of the gold-like spangles, where the greatest heat is felt when they are rolled into the glass body, is visible here, but it is under very good control, particularly bearing in mind how well the fragments have become part of the surface of the blue glass. When the aventurine-glass is inlaid into green glass or what appears to be black glass (but is in fact very dark green), the green halo is not visible, since it blends with the ground.

    藍玻璃灑金星鼻煙壺

    透明藍寶藍玻璃,稀疏小氣泡,表面含金星玻璃;平唇,微凸斂底, 突出圈足,圈足底全面接觸地面
    1730-1800
    高﹕ 7.74 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 0.71/1.85 厘米
    蓋﹕ 翡翠; 銀座

    狀態敘述: 出坊狀態

    來源:
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd., Hong Kong (1993)

    文獻﹕
    Treasury 5, 編號 719

    本壺是出色的十八世紀灑金星的藍色玻璃。造型簡潔,細節、拋光都無缺點。大概是十八世紀中葉作的。

    放大檢視,可以看出金星周圍的茶青色,是熱金星捲入壺身的結果,但本壺對這個現象的控制很好,特別是金星和藍色玻璃的表面融合得那麼好。
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