A black glass 'taotie' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1760-1840
Lot 149
A black glass 'taotie' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1760-1840
Sold for HK$ 3,750 (US$ 483) inc. premium
Lot Details
A black glass 'taotie' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1760-1840
Of compressed globular form, the exterior lavishly carved with an archaistic leafy design around the cylindrical neck, the lower body and foot skilfully carved in high relief with a leaf petal, flanked by a pair of taotie masks issuing ringed handles.
5.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 1760-1840 黑玻璃雕荷葉紋鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,口沿帶繩紋一周,頸飾倒蕉葉紋,兩側有獅首銜環紋,底部雕荷葉紋,作承托壺子之態,葉莖捲曲成圈足,整體造型特別。黑玻璃墨中帶光,仿如黑玉。
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