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$ 3,224) 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.


  • 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


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