Three agate snuff bottles Qing dynasty
Lot 131
Three agate snuff bottles Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 40,000 (US$ 5,159) inc. premium
Lot Details
Three agate snuff bottles
Qing dynasty
All of globular form with rounded shoulders, one of opaque white stone with subtle circular light-grey striations that extends up to its cylindrical neck, another finely carved in relief with a bat in the top left corner flying amongst puce and white inclusions reminiscent of the contours of a mountainous scene, the other with traces of swirling white splashes and inclusions against a light beige ground.
5.7cm high (the tallest). (3).

Footnotes

  • Exhibited (left):
    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 (left):
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.79, pl.174

    清 瑪瑙天然纏絲紋鼻煙壺三件

    展覽 (左):
    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 (左):
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁79,圖版174

    一壺白色瑪瑙作胎,扁圓身,直頸,平底,腹微鼓,壺身兩邊分別自然形成無數同心圓,圓周在壺身兩側平行形成纏絲紋;一壺扁瓶形,粗頸,圈足,壺身形成天然纏絲紋,紅白縞絲相間,條紋寬度各不相同,壺身一面淺浮雕一蝙蝠飛躍於如雲霧般的白色絲帶之中;另一壺扁瓶形,口微侈,圈足,壺身自然形成褐色與白色相間的纏絲紋,紋飾交匯部份貌似雲霧或靈芝,曼妙精美。
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