A duan stone 'dragons and crab' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1736-1830
Lot 180
A duan stone 'dragons and crab' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1736-1830
Sold for HK$ 31,250 (US$ 4,032) inc. premium
Lot Details
A duan stone 'dragons and crab' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1736-1830
Of flattened pear-shape form tapering to a long slender neck, supported on an oval foot, the curved body with archaistic handles at the sides, both sides with two dragons in flight admist swirling clouds and a crab on crashing waves.
5.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • See two other closely related snuff bottles from the Mary and George Bloch collection, illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.3, Hong Kong, 1998, pp.54-59, no.393-394.

    清 1736-1830 端石雕雲龍海蟹紋鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁平形,長頸,溜肩,口微凹,橢圓形圈足。壺身一面淺浮雕刻雙龍雲紋,另一面則刻一蟹於海面與天空祥雲中旭日相對,具有一甲一名,旭日高升之寓意。壺身兩側雕鋪首衔環耳。

    參看瑪麗及莊智博收藏中兩件類似的端石鼻煙壺,莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection》,第3冊,頁54-59,編號393-394。
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