An enamel on gold 'European subject' snuff bottle Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark, 1960-1974
Lot 102
An enamel on gold 'European subject' snuff bottle Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark, 1960-1974
Sold for HK$ 125,000 (US$ 16,126) inc. premium

Lot Details
An enamel on gold 'European subject' snuff bottle Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark, 1960-1974 An enamel on gold 'European subject' snuff bottle Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark, 1960-1974 An enamel on gold 'European subject' snuff bottle Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark, 1960-1974
An enamel on gold 'European subject' snuff bottle
Qianlong blue-enamelled four-character mark, 1960-1974
Of teardrop form rising to a straight cylindrical neck, finely enamelled on one side with an European couple, the gentleman playing a stringed instrument, the reverse with two ladies conversing with an animal by their side, each portrait set against a bucolic background of bushes and tree shrubs, additionally ornamented at the neck with a band of leafy scrolls, engraved at the rim with arabic numerals '99' and 'jin' in kaishu.
5.9cm high.

Footnotes

  • A closely related enamel on gold snuff bottle from the Linda Riddell Hoffman collection was sold in our New York rooms, 22 March 2011, lot 66. The construction of the bottle and enamelling of the bottle closely resembles the current example, differing in that it is decorated with a scene of Diana and Actaeon.

    1960-1974 金胎畫琺瑯西洋田園牧歌鼻煙壺 藍彩「乾隆年製」楷書款

    鼻煙壺作瓶形,直口,垂腹,橢圓形圈足,圈足內外壁鎏金。壺身兩面以卷葉紋開光,開光內一面繪一對放牧男女依坐石台之上,男孩右手摟住牧羊正與旁邊身著長裙的女孩交談,另一面繪一對西洋男女,男士頭戴氊帽,手抱吉他,將頭微轉深情望著旁邊的女子,女子右手撫發,側過面頰,喜悅中似有幾分羞澀,繪製生動細膩,而繁茂的枝葉及藍天白雲也依依細膩點染而出。開光外紫色地上繪蔓藤,頸部籃彩繪纏枝花紋一周。壺底籃彩書「乾隆年製」四字楷書款。

    在Linda Riddell Hoffman鼻煙壺珍藏中,有一件與本壺十分相近的鼻煙壺,見紐約邦瀚斯,Linda Riddell Hoffman珍藏鼻煙壺專拍,2011年3月22日,拍品編號66。該拍品之紋飾設計及琺瑯用料與本拍品類近,但該件是描繪《戴安娜與阿特泰恩》的故事。
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