A bamboo 'fruits' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1830-1920
Lot 158
A bamboo 'fruits' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1830-1920
Sold for HK$ 4,000 (US$ 516) inc. premium

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A bamboo 'fruits' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1830-1920
The compressed body naturalistically carved in the form of ripening fruits, all issuing from reticulated leafy branches.
5.9cm high.

Footnotes

  • It is rare to find bamboo snuff bottles in the form of fruit pods. For an example of peach form, see Dr. Simon Kwan, Miniature Wonders of Imperial China, Hong Kong, 2011, p.31, pl.22.

    清 1830-1920 竹雕三豆莢形鼻煙壺

    壺雕成象生莢果形,近短頸處鏤雕其枝葉,匠家巧妙地利用竹節不平的本質,為豆莢添加了立體感,唯妙唯肖。

    在清晚期,竹雕象生鼻煙壺多為瓜果造形,同是以三豆莢形為主題的例子,可參考香港藝術館,《中國鼻煙壺》,香港,1977年,頁110,圖版265,與本壺相比,其造形及雕工也十分相近,如出一轍。雕成其他瓜果,如桃實可見沐文堂藏品,《玲瓏雅趣:中國鼻煙壺賞鑑》,香港,2011,頁31,編號22。
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