A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Lot 119
A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 35,000 (US$ 4,512) inc. premium

Lot Details
A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
A blue glass 'gourds' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty
The flattened form carved as a vase with double gourds suspended on leafy stems at the sides, the glass of an attractive powder-blue colour.
6.5cm high. (2).

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:
    Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, Vol.6, No.6, p.85
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.36, pl.43

    Compare another similar blue glass snuff bottle in the Palace Museum, Beijing, with different subject matter, pods and mantises, but similar carving style, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, p.42, pl.60.

    清 藍玻璃雕葫蘆紋鼻煙壺

    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:
    Paul Braga,《Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors》,Arts of Asia,1976年11-12月,卷6,第六期,頁85
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁36,圖版43

    壺身特別扁薄,口小,平肩,平底,整壺以同一玻璃雕成,壺外圍雕以葫蘆枝藤,當中結合了縷空及浮雕技術,加上此靛藍色玻璃比較少見,是一件獨特之作。

    北京故宮博物院現藏一件相類似的例子,雖題材不同,是鏤雕螳螂豆莢,但也是以一件玻璃雕成,壺身較扁薄,難以直立,如出一轍,參見李久芳、張榮編,《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集:鼻煙壺》,香港,2003,頁42,圖版60。
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