A mother-of-pearl 'mandarin ducks' snuff bottle and snuff dish Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Lot 174
A mother-of-pearl 'mandarin ducks' snuff bottle and snuff dish Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Sold for HK$ 22,500 (US$ 2,901) inc. premium
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A mother-of-pearl 'mandarin ducks' snuff bottle and snuff dish
Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
The irregular-shaped bottle carved in relief with a scene of two ducks in a water pond amidst flowering plum blossoms, one standing on a rock and the other swimming, together with a circular snuff dish.
6.4cm high.

Footnotes

  • A similar example with low-relief carving is illustrated by Hugh Moss, Snuff Bottles of China, London, 1971, p.101, pl.166.

    清 1800-1900 蚌殼雕鴛鴦圖鼻煙壺及煙碟

    壺呈扁瓶形,直頸,橢圓形平底。正反兩雕刻內容一致,雕淺浮雕鴛鴦圖。雄性鴛鴦在岸上回首,雌性鴛鴦在水中游,相互交流,旁有梅花朵朵。鴛鴦成雙成對,常以此祝願夫妻和睦。煙碟呈圓形,邊緣位置微微向上撓起。

    淺浮雕蚌殼鼻煙壺例子可參考莫士撝,《Snuff Bottles of China》,倫敦,1971,頁101,圖版166。
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