A moulded 'famille-rose' porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty / Republican period, Qianlong gilt six-character mark
Lot 26
A moulded 'famille-rose' porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty / Republican period, Qianlong gilt six-character mark
Sold for HK$ 137,500 (US$ 17,725) inc. premium

Lot Details
A moulded 'famille-rose' porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty / Republican period, Qianlong gilt six-character mark
A moulded 'famille-rose' porcelain 'boy and double-gourd' snuff bottle
Late Qing dynasty / Republican period, Qianlong gilt six-character mark
Modelled as a playful boy in a squatting position clambering a double-gourd, depicted with delightful face, smiling red lips and a tuft of hair at the forehead, the gourd enamelled with lotus flowers and scrolls in gilt.
4.2cm 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, 1977, p.62, pl.122

    A closely related snuff bottle from the collection of Neal W. and Frances R. Hunter was sold at Sotheby's New York, 15 September 1998, lot 173. See also an example 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.6, Hong Kong, 2008, p.912, no.1435, and sold in these rooms, 28 November 2011, lot 128. The Bloch bottle differs from the current lot in that the mark is inscribed in iron-red.

    See lot 110 in this catalogue for another example with an iron-red seal mark.

    清末/民初 瓷胎模製粉彩童子抱葫蘆鼻煙壺 描金「大清乾隆年製」篆書款

    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62,圖版122

    壺作葫蘆狀,旁邊塑一小童坐蹲雙手相抱,小童喜笑顏開,身著珊瑚紅長衫,淡藍色褲,長衫上以鎏金飾團花紋。葫蘆以綠松為地,上描金飾纏枝蓮紋,底施「大清乾隆年製」六字描金篆書款。

    參見Neal W.與Frances R. Hunter夫婦收藏一件相同的粉彩綠松地童子抱葫蘆鼻煙壺,紐約蘇富比,1998年9月15日,拍品編號173;另見瑪麗及莊智博收藏,莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection 》,第6冊,第三部份,頁912,編號1435;及拍賣於香港邦瀚斯,瑪麗與莊智博鼻煙壺珍藏:第四部分,2011年11月28日,拍品編號128,這件鼻煙壺與本壺如出一轍,下書有礬紅「大清乾隆年製」篆書款。
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