An agate 'rockwork and prunus' snuff bottle  Qing dynasty, 1780-1880
Lot 127
An agate 'rockwork and prunus' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1780-1880
Sold for HK$ 81,250 (US$ 10,467) inc. premium

Lot Details
An agate 'rockwork and prunus' snuff bottle  Qing dynasty, 1780-1880 An agate 'rockwork and prunus' snuff bottle  Qing dynasty, 1780-1880
An agate 'rockwork and prunus' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1780-1880
The semi-translucent body of circular form, rising from rounded shoulders to a gently waisted cylindrical neck, one side carved with a blossoming prunus tree, the contours of the rockwork on the sides further enhanced by the natural russet-toned inclusions of the taupe-colour stone.
5.5cm high.

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.84
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.81, pl.180
    The International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Journal, Vol.10, Number 2, JICSBS, June 1978, p.47, pl.80

    清 1780-1880 瑪瑙巧作壽梅圖鼻煙壺

    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84
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁81,圖版180
    《國際中國鼻煙壺協會》,JICSBS,1978年6月,頁47,圖版80

    壺扁圓身,口微凹,頸部微束,橢圓形淺臥足。通體黃褐色,半透明質,壺身一側巧妙利用瑪瑙黃色外皮和天然紋理凸雕壽石,壽石上一株梅樹,樹枝沿瑪瑙天然紋路伸展至壺身一面,另一枝至肩,樹枝及壺身另一側則利用瑪瑙天然乳白色紋理凸雕梅花花朵及壽石,寓意萬壽長春。
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