A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Guyue xuan mark, probably 1767
Lot 99
A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Guyue xuan mark, probably 1767
Sold for HK$ 200,000 (US$ 25,787) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Guyue xuan mark, probably 1767 A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Guyue xuan mark, probably 1767 A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Guyue xuan mark, probably 1767 A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Guyue xuan mark, probably 1767 A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Guyue xuan mark, probably 1767
A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotus' snuff bottle
Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, Guyue xuan mark, probably 1767
6.39cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 6, no. 1088

    玻璃畫琺瑯荷花圖鼻煙壺
    御製品,宮廷作坊作,北京,紅彩「古月軒」楷書款,擬1767年作

    A 'famille rose' enamelled-glass 'lotuses' snuff bottle

    Famille rose enamels on translucent white glass; with a flat lip and protruding flat foot; painted on each main side with lotus and aquatic grass; the neck with four circular panels inscribed in black with a character in each panel, Qianlong nian zhi ('Made during the Qianlong era'); the foot inscribed in iron-red regular script, Guyue xuan ('Ancient Moon Pavilion')
    Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, probably 1767
    Height: 6.39 cm
    Mouth/lip: 0.69/1.8 cm
    Stopper: coral; turquoise collar

    Condition: Some slight wear to enamels, particularly the Guyue xuan mark, which is faded. General relative condition: very good

    Provenance:
    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd. (1992)

    Published:
    JICSBS, Spring 2006, p. 19, fig. 9, bottom
    Treasury 6, no. 1088

    There can be no doubt that this and Sale 3, lot 90 are both by the same hand. The natural wear to both glass and enamels is commensurate with regular use over a period of time, although the bottle is not as badly worn as some of the group. The green enamel is slightly pitted with burst bubbles from the firing, which is found on most early-Qianlong green enamel on glass and a good deal on pieces from the mid-reign. It has the combination of a Qianlong reign mark and the Guyue xuan mark that occurs on several of the earlier wares of the group. The inscription in the neck-to-shoulder border is a departure from the standard practise prior to 1767, but common to the earliest wares of this particular group – it is found so far on five of the bottles from 1767 and two undated examples reasonably attributable to 1767, of which this is one, but not elsewhere.

    玻璃畫琺瑯荷花圖鼻煙壺

    透亮白地畫琺瑯;平唇, 突出平底;兩正面畫荷花、荷葉,頸部四邊各有一圓形藍地開光,一開光一字地黑書"乾隆年製"四字,底書紅彩"古月軒"
    御製品,大概為宮廷作坊作,北京,大概是1767年作的
    高﹕ 6.39 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 0.69/1.8 厘米
    蓋﹕ 珊瑚; 綠松石座

    狀態敘述:琺瑯彩有所磨耗,特別是退色的古月軒款。一般性相對的狀態:相當好

    來源:
    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd. (1992)

    文獻﹕
    《國際中國鼻煙壺協會的學術期刊》,2006年春期,頁 19, 圖 9
    Treasury 6, 編號 1088

    本壺與 第三場拍賣會,拍賣品號 90 肯定是同一個人作的。根據各方面的狀況,我們認為這件是乾隆初、中葉作的。到了1767年,我們才能看到頸部上有"乾隆年製"的字樣,這個特點見於五件1767年作的同類煙壺和兩件可以推定是1767年作的煙壺(包括本壺)。其外,找不到。
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