A 'jade imitation' glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Lot 161
A nephrite-imitation glass 'lotus' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Sold for HK$ 25,000 (US$ 3,225) inc. premium
Lot Details
A nephrite-imitation glass 'lotus' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Of cool greenish-white colour in resemblance, boldly carved in relief on the exterior with a design of lotus leaves, lotus pods and blossoming lotus flowers issuing from rockworks.
5cm high.

Footnotes

  • The Imperial glass workshops began producing white glass objects as early as the Kangxi period, and continued until the late Qing dynasty. In retrospect, the Xin Family Workshop specialised in making white glass imitation jade. According to the treaty, Yonglu Xianjie, written by Zhao Zhiqian (1829-1884), glass from this workshop was characterised by being "later transparent (ground) fashionable, somewhat white and visually resembling cold fat". For more research and details, see Dr. Simon Kwan, The Muwen Tang Collection series, Vol.19, Glass Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2009, pp.46-49.

    清 1750-1850 青白玻璃仿玉雕蓮花紋鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁圓形,直口,通境雕淺浮雕荷花荷葉圖,荷花陽向,荷葉葉脈凸起,雕工細膩,葉莖捲曲成壺圈足,匠心獨韻。青白玻璃晶瑩,仿如玉般有一種通透的感覺。

    早在康熙時期,宮廷便有製造白玻璃器,廣及至民間,直至清末。而以製作仿玉白玻璃的著明的作坊有辛家坯,根據趙之謙(1829-1884)《勇盧閒詰》的記載,「(地)其後尚明,玻璃微白,色若凝脂」。詳細研究參見關善明,《沐文堂收藏全集.卷十九.玻璃煙壺》,香港,2009,頁8-11。
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