Qing dynasty, 1720-1780 The transparent teardrop shaped body flanked by a pair of chi dragons clambering up the sides, both lengthy tails naturalistically coiled and meeting at the base to form a circular footrim, the glass of an attractive aquamarine-blue colour. 6.2cm high.
For a similar example in ruby-red and golden-yellow glass, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.5, Glass, Hong Kong, 2002, pp.478-479, no.898. See also an example illustrated by Denis S. K. Low, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Sanctum of Enlightened Respect III, Singapore, 2007, p.155, no. 130.
清 1720-1780 海藍玻璃雕螭龍抱瓶鼻煙壺
螭龍抱瓶屬乾隆年後期常見之紋飾，其特點在於利用螭龍的尾巴團成圈足，使紋飾豐實用性，一般是為宮廷而作的。相類似概念，但以紅、黃玻璃製成的例子有莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著，《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection》，第5冊，第二部份，頁478-479，編號898。而同樣以一件玻璃雕成的螭龍抱瓶鼻煙壺例子，也可見Denis S. K. Low，《Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Sanctum of Enlightened Respect III》，新加坡，2007年，頁155，編號130。
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