A carnelian 'carp' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1850
Lot 108
A chalcedony 'carp' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1850
Sold for HK$ 87,500 (US$ 11,278) inc. premium

Lot Details
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A chalcedony 'carp' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1730-1850
Of flattened pear-shaped form, boldly carved on one side with a prominent goldfish, the reverse with a pagoda built on a floating rock above crashing waves, possibly the Daoist mountain of Penglai, the colour of the material varying from a rich reddish-pink to a pale white.
5.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • 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

    Illustrated:
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.97, pl.228

    清 1730-1850 玉髓雕巧色金魚蓬萊鼻煙壺

    展覽:
    香港中國鼻煙壺收藏家學會、香港市政局聯辦,《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,1977年10月15日至11月26日

    出版:
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁97,圖版228

    壺呈扁橢圓形,掏膛規整,壺的底部通境雕水波紋,一面浮雕鯉魚,彎腰擺尾,一面浮雕一建在石上的亭台樓閣,配合下方的水波紋,表示了一座浮在水平的仙山,仿如水上蓬萊。
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