A hair-crystal snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870
Lot 150
A 'hair-crystal' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870
Sold for HK$ 15,000 (US$ 1,935) inc. premium

Lot Details
A hair-crystal snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870 A hair-crystal snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870 A hair-crystal snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870 A hair-crystal snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870 A hair-crystal snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870
A 'hair-crystal' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1730-1870
Of compressed circular form with silvery red rutile needles and inclusions accentuating the natural beauty of the translucent stone.
4.5cm 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:
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, p.90, pl.205

    清 1730-1870 髮晶鼻煙壺

    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90,圖版205

    壺扁圓身,直頸,凹口,平底。壺身雙面光素,其質通透,內含金色髮絲狀二氧化鈦礦物質,俗稱「金紅石」,以不規則穿插於透明水晶之中,可謂天工巧作。
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