A famille rose 'mother and child' snuff bottle Qianlong iron-red four-character seal mark, 1880-1940
Lot 121
A famille rose 'mother and child' snuff bottle and snuff dish Qianlong iron-red four-character seal mark, 1880-1940
Sold for HK$ 50,000 (US$ 6,447) inc. premium
Lot Details
A famille rose 'mother and child' snuff bottle and snuff dish
Qianlong iron-red four-character seal mark, 1880-1940
Of flattened globular form raised on a splayed foot, each side with a central panel of a young mother and a child, the sides with bats amidst lotus foliage on a pale turquoise ground, all enamelled in vivid colours.
5.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • Illustrated:
    Paul Braga, San Francisco Chinese Snuff Bottles Collectors, Part 1 , Arts of Asia, September-October 1983, Vol.13, No.5, p.109, pl.3

    Another of this group of porcelain bottles is illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, Hong Kong, 1993, pp.383-384, no.225, where the authors argue that these bottles, which copy Qianlong originals, were probably commercially produced after the sacking of the Summer Palace in 1860, but before the Second World War.

    Compare another relatively close example, illustrated by Humphrey K. F. Hui and Christopher C. H. Sin, An Imperial Qing Tradition: An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collections of Humphrey K. F. Hui and Christopher C. H. Sin, San Francisco, Phoenix Art Museum, 1994, p.25, pl.15.

    1880-1940 瓷胎畫粉彩開光母嬰圖鼻煙壺 礬紅「乾隆年製」篆書款

    出版:
    Paul Braga,〈San Francisco Chinese Snuff Bottles Collectors, Part 1〉,《Arts of Asia》,1983年9-10月,卷13,第五期,頁109,編號3。

    壺扁圓身,口微撇,橢圓形圈足外撇。腹部兩面圓形大開光,內分別繪母嬰圖。其中一面開光繪閣內母親於桌前持鏡整妝,大理石桌面上放書卷及果盤,小童一旁觀望,左上角題詩:「日看孩兒樂逍遙」。另一面繪母親坐在閣內,側身與手持長戢的小童對望,長戢一頭繫磬,右上角題詩:「室女開門多俊俏」。壺兩側以綠地粉彩繪纏枝番蓮及蝙蝠紋飾。底足白釉,礬紅書「乾隆年製」篆書款。銅鍍金翠蓋。

    比較另一件造型、題材及用色相近,但構圖左右相反的例子,可參見Humphrey K. F. Hui及Christopher C. H. Sin,《An Imperial Qing Tradition: An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collections of Humphrey K. F. Hui and Christopher C. H. Sin》,舊金山,鳳凰城美術館,1994,頁25,圖版15。
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