Two moss and macaroni agate snuff bottles QIng dynasty, 1770-1880
Lot 140
Two moss and macaroni agate snuff bottles QIng dynasty, 1770-1880
Sold for HK$ 20,000 (US$ 2,580) inc. premium
Lot Details
Two moss and macaroni agate snuff bottles
QIng dynasty, 1770-1880
Of compressed rectangular form with sloping shoulders rising to a cylindrical neck, surmounted on a wide oval foot, the exterior with splashes of naturalistic grey-white inclusions, the other of flattened square shape with traces of coral, forest green, white and burgundy veins and inclusions.
5.8cm high (the tallest). (2).

Footnotes

  • Exhibited (right):
    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 (right):
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.82, pl.183

    For a related dendritic agate bottle from the Mary and George Bloch collection, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.2, Quartz, Hong Kong, 1998, p.52, no.199.

    清 1770-1880 瑪瑙天然藻絲紋鼻煙壺兩件

    展覽 (右):
    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 (右):
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁82,圖版183

    一壺作扁瓶形,細長身,直頸,圈足,壺身半透明瑪瑙中呈現出乳白色海藻紋;另一壺寬扁身,直頸,橢圓形圈足,透明瑪瑙中夾雜紅色、綠色、紫色及白色四色藻絲紋,絢爛精美。

    參看瑪麗及莊智博藏一件瑪瑙藻絲紋鼻煙壺,見莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection 》,第2冊,第一部份,頁52,編號199。
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