A black glass overlay 'archaic bronze' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty
Lot 179
A black glass overlay 'archaic bronze' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 1,250 (US$ 161) inc. premium

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A black glass overlay 'archaic bronze' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty A black glass overlay 'archaic bronze' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty A black glass overlay 'archaic bronze' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty
A black glass overlay 'archaic bronze' snuff bottle
Late Qing dynasty
Of compressed spherical form rising from a recessed oval foot towards a cylindrical neck, each side carved in black overlays with archaic bronze vessels of various forms and sizes, with another pair flanked at the sides.
6.4cm high.

Footnotes

  • Tradtion has it that the legendary emperor Yu in the Xia dynasty cast nine tripods, which according to the strict ritual regulation, could only be used by the emperor. Therefore, 'nine ding vessels' usually symbolise high status with great power and that one's words are trustworthy.

    Another closely related snuff bottle, with 'lotus-root-powder' ground, is illustrated by Dr. Simon Kwan, The Muwen Tang Collection series. Vol. 19. Glass Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2009, p.404, pl.315.

    晚清 透明黃套黑玻璃言重九鼎圖鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,長直頸,橢圓形圈足。透明黃玻璃為地,上套黑色玻璃,一面雕有四鼎,一面雕有三鼎,壺兩側各一鼎,合共九鼎。古有夏禹鑄九鼎,在嚴格的祭祀規限中,只有天子才配同九鼎,故雕有九鼎圖案,有寓意位高權重,言而有信的意思。

    其他雕以相同題材的套玻璃鼻煙壺例子,可見關善明,《沐文堂收藏全集.卷十九.玻璃煙壺》,香港,2009,頁404,圖版315。該例子為藕粉地,但也是以套黑玻璃為表現青銅鼎的。
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