A conjoined twin double-gourd gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty / Republican period
Lot 205
A conjoined twin double-gourd gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty / Republican period
Sold for HK$ 12,500 (US$ 1,611) inc. premium
Lot Details
Snuff bottles from the collection of Jacqueline Sheldon (neé Anisfeld), purchased at London auctions in the 1970s under the guidance of Hans Goldsteinher (lots 201-212)
A conjoined twin double-gourd gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled snuff bottle
Late Qing dynasty / Republican period
Joined at the upper and lower torso, each curvaceous body with intense leafy C-scrolls issuing from stylised lotus blossoms under a band of ruyi heads, all enamelled in various colours of white, yellow, red, pink and green on a rich blue ground.
5.2cm high.

Footnotes

  • 晚清 / 民國 銅胎掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮花紋雙連葫蘆形鼻煙壺

    Provenance 來源:
    Christie's London, 15 July 1981, lot 311
    Collection of Jacqueline Sheldon
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