A rock-crystal 'hair' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870
Lot 181
A 'hair-crystal' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1870
Sold for HK$ 22,500 (US$ 2,901) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 'hair-crystal' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1730-1870
The body of a compressed globular form rising from a hollowed foot to a cylindrical neck, with robust silver and black inclusions accentuating the natural beauty of the translucent crystal.
5.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • Exhibited:
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, jointly presented by Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors Study Group and the Urban Council, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 15 October to 26 November 1977

    Illustrated:
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, p.86 & 128, pl.193

    清 1730-1870 髪晶鼻煙壺

    展覽:
    香港中國鼻煙壺收藏家學會、香港市政局聯辦,《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,1977年10月15日至11月26日

    出版:
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁86及128,圖版193

    壺呈扁圓形,直頸,口內凹,橢圓形臥足。壺身兩面光素,質地通透,內含黑色絲狀礦物質從壺底部延伸出來,長短寬窄不一。
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