An emerald-green and brown glass overlay 'double gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1790-1860
Lot 16
An emerald-green and brown glass overlay 'double gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1790-1860
Sold for HK$ 50,000 (US$ 6,447) inc. premium
Lot Details
An emerald-green and brown glass overlay 'double gourds' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1790-1860
Of flattened form with cylindrical neck, carved through the emerald-green overlays with a continuous design of double gourds on leafy stems, all against a rich orange-brown ground.
4.1cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 1790-1860 棕套綠玻璃雕福祿萬代鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,直口,橢圓形圈足。在淺棕色玻璃上套淺綠色玻璃,顏色組合耐看。上雕葫蘆紋,藤蔓連綿,葫蘆纍纍,雖然葫蘆及藤蔓關係複雜,但匠家交代清楚,不落俗套。因「葫蘆」諧音「福祿」,藤蔓的「蔓」諧音「萬代」,故此壺有美好願境,寓意福祿萬代。
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