A lime-green glass overlay 'chi dragons' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Lot 156
A lime-green glass overlay 'chi dragons' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Sold for HK$ 31,250 (US$ 4,031) inc. premium

Lot Details
A lime-green glass overlay 'chi dragons' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850 A lime-green glass overlay 'chi dragons' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850 A lime-green glass overlay 'chi dragons' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850 A lime-green glass overlay 'chi dragons' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
A lime-green glass overlay 'chi dragons' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Rising from a hollowed oval foot, the compressed globular body rising to a pronounced cylindrical neck, carved through the emerald-green overlays with a design of two chi dragons.
5.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • A closely related transparent emerald-green and colourless glass 'chi dragons' example, with slightly elongated pear shape and larger size, is illustrated in Moss, Graham & Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.5, Hong Kong, 2002, pp.564-565, no.942, and sold in these rooms, Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part IV, 28 November 2011, lot 80.

    清 1750-1850 藕粉地套淡綠玻璃螭龍鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,直口,橢圓形圈足。藕粉地玻璃氣泡較大,淡綠玻璃透徹,壺身一共雕四條螭龍,壺正背面螭龍動態相同,而壺兩側的螭龍又相同,尾部皆相連著,四腳有力成弧形,生動別致。

    曾屬瑪麗及莊智博收藏,另一件與本壺形製相類,膽形拉長,器形略大的例子,可參見莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection》,第5冊,頁564-565,編號942,後拍賣於香港邦瀚斯,瑪麗及莊智博鼻煙壺珍藏:第四部份,2011年11月28日,拍品編號80。
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