An aquamarine snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1760-1840
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An aquamarine snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1760-1840
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Lot Details
An aquamarine snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1760-1840
The well hollowed body of gently compressed ovoid form with high shoulders, rising from a short splayed foot to a waisted neck, the translucent body of cool turquoise tone.
6.2cm high.


  • Exhibited:
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, jointly presented by Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors Study Group and the Urban Council, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 15 October to 26 November 1977

    Bob Stevens, Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p.172, pl.653
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.98, pl.229

    With extensive hollowing and a heavy foot, this bottle epitomises the distinctiveness of Palace hollowing. For a similar example and additional details about the technique, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.3, Hong Kong, 1998, pp.119-121, no.412.

    清 1760-1840 海藍寶光素鼻煙壺


    Bob Stevens, 《Snuff Bottles》, 紐約, 1976年, 頁172, 圖版653


    如此掏膛的海藍寶光素鼻煙壺,一般被認為是宮廷作坊之獨有特徵,其他例子及研究,可參考莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection》,第3冊,頁119-121,編號412。作者在文章中,也有本拍品為比較例子。
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