An enamel on copper 'European subject' snuff bottle Guangzhou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong black-enamelled four-character mark
Lot 151
An enamel on copper 'European subject' snuff bottle Guangzhou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong black-enamelled four-character mark
Sold for HK$ 3,750 (US$ 483) inc. premium

Lot Details
An enamel on copper 'European subject' snuff bottle Guangzhou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong black-enamelled four-character mark
An enamel on copper 'European subject' snuff bottle
Guangzhou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong black-enamelled four-character mark
Of globular form with a slightly splayed flat foot, rising from wide slanted shoulders to a gently waisted cylindrical neck, one side vividly enamelled with a portrait of a young girl and the reverse a boy, both in traditional Dutch outfits within a circular panel, the narrow sides decorated with a profusion of archaistic motif against a brilliant lemon yellow and blue ground, the base with four-character kaishu mark.
5.4cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 廣州 銅胎畫琺瑯荷蘭人物鼻煙壺 黑彩「乾隆年製」楷書款

    壺扁瓶形,溜肩,直頸,橢圓形圈足,平底。壺體兩面開光,分別繪西洋紳士及女士圖,紳士戴帽,系領結,著答疑,女士身著長裙,別胸花,均與荷蘭傳統服飾風格接近。壺身兩側繪纏枝西番蓮紋,上半身及下半身分別以藍地及黃地琺瑯彩裝飾。壺底黑彩書「乾隆年製」四字楷書款。
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