A brown and green overlay glass 'carp and crab' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Lot 116
A brown and green overlay glass 'carp and crab' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Sold for HK$ 52,500 (US$ 6,774) inc. premium
Lot Details
A brown and green overlay glass 'carp and crab' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
The flattened body with a carp and crab rising from crashing waves on each side, flanked at the sides with lotus leaves and other aquatic plants, all above a cafe-au-lait ground.
5.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • A similar 'crap and fish' brown and green glass snuff bottle, previously in the Belfort collection, with different direction of the fish, is illustrated in Robert Hall, Chinese Snuff Bottle XI, the Snowy Peaks Collection, a Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles formed by Pamela R. Lessing Friedman, London, 2005, no.13.

    清 1750-1850 褐地套綠玻璃二甲傳臚及年年有餘鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,直口,頸小,橢圓形圈足。壺底飾水波紋一周,一面雕螃蟹,一面雕游魚一條,側面以蘆葦及蓮花蓮葉為間,,雕工規整,細節部份刻劃細膩,不落俗套。以螃蟹及蘆葦為題材,寓意「二甲傳臚」,有祝願科舉高中之意。而蓮花及游魚,諧音「年年有餘」,祝願生活富裕。

    另一件同樣以褐地套綠玻璃,器形與本壺一致,但雙面皆飾年年有餘的Belfort舊藏例子,可參考Robert Hall,《Chinese Snuff Bottle XI, the Snowy Peaks Collection, a Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles formed by Pamela R. Lessing Friedman》,倫敦,2005,編號13。
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