A yellow glass snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1840
Lot 30
A yellow glass snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1730-1840
Sold for HK$ 27,500 (US$ 3,548) inc. premium
Lot Details
A yellow glass snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1730-1840
Of compressed pear-shape form, rising from a circular footring to a cylindrical neck, of a rich egg-yolk yellow.
5.9cm high.

Footnotes

  • In the early Qing period, the colour bright yellow was designated to be used in court only. However, there were no strict decrees banning the public from producing yellow coloured glass outside of the court. For example, among glass objects given to the Governor of Suzhou from the Court, there were ten small yellow dishes. For further information and a similar example, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.5, Glass, Hong Kong, 2002, pp.130-131, no.698. Compare also another uncarved bright yellow glass example, illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle: The J & J Collection, New York, 1993, p.571, no.339. For another comparable example from the Qing Court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum 47, Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, p.67, pl.105.

    清 1730-1840 明黃玻璃鼻煙壺

    壺鮮黃色,呈扁瓶形,直口,滑肩,成膽形,素面,淺橢圓形圈足,整體感覺雅致。

    依據清宮文獻記載,鮮黃色舊稱「明黃」,是皇室專用的顏色,早在玻璃造辨處成立之時已有製作明黃玻璃器。但乾隆時期以後,似乎並沒有嚴厲禁止民間生產黃色玻璃器,在使用上也沒有限制於皇室之內,如在1709年送宮廷往蘇州知府的物品中,已有十隻小黃玻璃碟,詳細說明及例子見莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection 》,第5冊,第一部份,頁130-131,編號698。另一個明黃光素例子,可參考莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle: the J & J Collection》,紐約,1993,頁571,編號339。也可參考清宮舊藏之例子,見李久芳、張榮編《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集:鼻煙壺》,香港,2003年,頁67,編號105。
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