A turquoise matrix 'shield' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Lot 32
A turquoise matrix 'shield' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 15,000 (US$ 1,934) inc. premium
Lot Details
A turquoise matrix 'shield' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty
Of flattened shield shape, the sea-green mottled stone with a matrix of dark-brown veins and inclusions on the exterior.
5.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • For a similar snuff bottle, see Michael Hughes, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Chinese Snuff Bottles, The International Snuff Bottle Society, Baltimore, 2009, p.190, pl.151.

    清 綠松石光素鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,平肩,上寬下窄,平底,掏膛規整,淡綠色綠松石有數條淺棕色石脈,整體雅致。

    類近例子可參考Michael Hughes著,《The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Chinese Snuff Bottles》,國際中國鼻煙壺協會,摩港市,2009,頁190,圖版151。

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