A lapis lazuli 'crane and trees' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Lot 117
A lapis lazuli 'crane and trees' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Sold for HK$ 22,500 (US$ 2,898) inc. premium

Lot Details
A lapis lazuli 'crane and trees' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850 A lapis lazuli 'crane and trees' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
A lapis lazuli 'crane and trees' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Of compressed shield shape rising to a flared neck, surmounted on a concave oval foot, finely carved in high relief with a crane resting on a lingzhi group issuing from rockworks on both sides, the lustrous purple-blue stone partially stained.
4.2cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 1750-1850 青金石雕松鶴圖鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,平肩,橢圓形圈足。兩面皆淺浮雕松鶴圖,一面雕峭壁上長出松枝,一隻仙鶴站在松枝上,松枝往後生,在構圖上與仙鶴互相乎應。另一面的松鶴圖則仙鶴站在松枝上往下望,有躍躍欲試飛之態。此鼻煙壺小巧,但匠家巧妙地利用青金石上的紋理,雕成山石,匠心獨到。
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