An ivory eighteen luohan snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Lot 130Y
An ivory 'eighteen luohan' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Sold for HK$ 50,000 (US$ 6,451) inc. premium
Lot Details
An ivory 'eighteen luohan' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
The heavy body of globular form, boldly carved in varying levels of relief with eighteen luohan amidst swirling clouds, against an incised wave ground, all above a border of lappets, the neck with a textile design.
6.4cm 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:
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.104, pl.248

    清 1800-1900 象牙雕十八羅漢過海圖鼻煙壺

    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:
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁104,圖版248

    壺呈扁壺形,撇口,圓身,橢圓形圈足。頸帶刻紋,肩飾浮雕卷雲紋,通體雕十八羅漢過海圖,每一位羅漢動態不同,地刻波浪紋,上有浮雕十八位羅漢,他們皆站在雲上,最明顯的有伏虎羅漢,降龍羅漢,笑獅羅漢等,整體感覺圓潤,粗中帶細。
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