An inscribed serpentine 'archaistic' snuff bottle
Lot 169
An inscribed serpentine snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Sold for HK$ 12,500 (US$ 1,612) inc. premium
Lot Details
An inscribed serpentine snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Of flattened rectangular form, the black and russet stone carved with zhuanshu inscriptions on one side, the reverse with archaic bronze vessels and other precious objects.
5.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 1800-1900 蛇紋石雕清供圖鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,短頸,滑肩,橢圓形圈足。一面淺浮雕清供圖,梅花枝插在一高身花瓶之內,花瓶飾紋細緻,肩飾冰裂紋及倒蕉葉紋,花瓶後有一鼎,中間書卷兩卷,成典型清供圖構圖,另一面雕篆書「帝世不言功,利天道乃極高明,古言上德不德,道在」,整體古雅。
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