A cinnabar lacquer 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1830
Lot 101
A cinnabar lacquer 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1830
Sold for HK$ 87,500 (US$ 11,290) inc. premium
Lot Details
A cinnabar lacquer 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1770-1830
The heart-shaped and slightly compressed body rising to a gently flared neck, intricately carved on both sides with a rocky landscape, featuring an old sage with a young attendant and a scholar with a servant, all within a cartouche of diaper grounds within upward leaf lappets at the bottom and keyfret borders at the shoulders and neck, the exposed footrim revealing the copper interior.
6.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • Compare another carved cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle with similar design from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing and illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum 47, Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, p.256, pl.393.

    清 1770-1830 剔紅愛鵝行山圖鼻煙壺

    鼻煙壺銅胎,扁瓶形,上豐下斂,口微撇,橢圓形臥足。壺身一面雕漆飾「愛鵝圖」,湖岸對面山石坐落,近處柳樹成蔭,水榭書齋,王羲之端坐書桌后,右手理鬚,一書童站在桌前正行合手禮,岸邊一鵝回首而望,表現了晉代書法家王羲之愛鵝故事。另一面雕漆「行山圖」,山間湖泊,蒼松鬱鬱,老者持杖漫步在山間曲徑之上,身後緊隨一侍童,侍童肩扛一剪梅,回首張望,山路及四周花草齊放,樹木葱鬱,表現遊春情景。

    雕漆身髹漆工藝之一,而剔紅又名「雕紅漆」,其工藝通常是在木灰或金屬胎上上相當厚度的紅漆,待漆半乾時描畫稿,繼而雕刻花紋。此壺雕刻精細,刀鋒洗練,具有清中期雕刻工藝特徵。參見北京故宮博物院藏清宮舊藏另一件清中期剔紅羲之鼻煙壺,李久芳、張榮編《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集:鼻煙壺》,香港,2003年,頁256,編號393。
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