A porcelain 'robin's-egg' and gold enamel 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle 1830-1880
Lot 111
A porcelain 'robin's-egg' and gold enamel 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1830-1880
Sold for HK$ 68,750 (US$ 8,857) inc. premium

Lot Details
A porcelain 'robin's-egg' and gold enamel 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle 1830-1880 A porcelain 'robin's-egg' and gold enamel 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle 1830-1880 A porcelain 'robin's-egg' and gold enamel 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle 1830-1880 A porcelain 'robin's-egg' and gold enamel 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle 1830-1880 A porcelain 'robin's-egg' and gold enamel 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle 1830-1880
A porcelain 'robin's-egg' and gold enamel 'figures in landscape' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1830-1880
Of flattened form flanked by taotie ring handles, the body of a dark brown tone in simulation of bronze, covered with a rich robin's-egg glaze and gold enamel, each side moulded with a quatrelobed cartouche featuring the story of Xi Xiang Ji, Romance of the West Chamber, the base painted in gold enamel in four-character zhuanshu seal mark.
5.4cm high.

Footnotes

  • For another porcelain snuff bottle covered in robin's egg glaze with gold enamel decoration, see Hugh Moss and Stuart Sargent, This Snuff Bottle Monkey Business - The Mullin Collection and Its Story, Hong Kong, 2012, p.364, pl.186.

    清 1830-1880 瓷胎模製鈞仿古銅彩開光人物鼻煙壺 金書「乾隆年製」篆書款

    壺扁長方身,口微撇,豐肩,橢圓形圈足,壺身兩側分別塑鋪首銜環耳,並以描金繪纏枝蓮紋。壺身兩面開光,開光內模製並描金飾《西廂記》人物故事圖,其中一面塑張生翻牆夜探鶯鶯,另一面則飾鶯鶯送君十里長亭,開光平面處施薄薄一層爐鈞釉,似古銅上綠鏽斑,精緻獨特。圈足內以描金書「乾隆年製」四字篆書款。

    瓷胎模製並以描金及爐鈞釉裝飾的煙壺在傳世品中較為少見,一般認為受康熙至乾隆時期唐英督陶下御窯廠的影響,民間私人窯廠亦開始出現鼻煙壺燒造工藝的模仿與革新。從嘉慶年間始便出現一些採用不同裝飾手法以模仿不同材料紋理的煙壺。此壺瓷胎上施黑釉以仿古銅材質,再加繪金彩和綠鏽斑色,然後入爐低溫二次燒成,工藝相對複雜。參看一件瓷胎模製描金爐鈞釉生肖圖鼻煙壺,見Lindsey Hall著,〈Trompe l'oeol and Chinese Snuff Bottles- Part two: Masters of Illusion an Examination of Porcelain Imitations〉一文,載於《JICSBS》,1998年,秋季,頁19,編號62;另一間相類的煙壺在Hugh Moss與Stuart Sargent著,《This Snuff Bottle Monkey Business - The Mullin Collection and Its Story》,香港,2012年,頁364,編號186。
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