An engraved bronze 'dragon' snuff bottle Late Qing/ early Republican  period, 1830-1920
Lot 192
An engraved bronze 'dragon' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty / early Republican period, 1830-1920
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An engraved bronze 'dragon' snuff bottle
Late Qing dynasty / early Republican period, 1830-1920
Of compressed globular form rising from an oval foot to a cylindrical neck with archaistic handles flanking at the sides, both sides engraved with a three-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst swirling clouds.
6cm high.

Footnotes

  • The apocryphal inscription reads 'Shunzhi sannian Cheng Rongzhang zao' ('Made by Cheng Rongzhang in the third year of the Shunzhi reign'). For another example of this group of forgeries, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.7, Organic, Metal, Mixed Media, Hong Kong, 2009, pp.372-374, no.1619.

    清末/民初 1830-1920 青銅鑄雲龍紋鼻煙壺

    壺呈橢圓形,直頸,兩側有一橢圓形耳,平底。壺正背面飾有雲龍吐珠紋,耳飾艾草紋,底刻「順治三年程榮章造」。

    程榮章造的青銅鼻煙壺多以順治紀年,相近的例子有莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection》,第7冊,第二部份,頁372-374,編號1619。
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