A red glass 'carp' snuff bottle  Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Lot 40
A red glass 'carp' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Sold for HK$ 225,000 (US$ 29,031) inc. premium
Lot Details
A red glass 'carp' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Intricately carved in the form of an elongated carp fish, the scales, fins and upturned tail depicted naturalistically.
9cm long.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Collection of Mrs Marjorie Inman
    Sotheby's New York, 20 January 1977, lot 10.

    For a similar example from the Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dane collection, see Bob Stevens, Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p.67, pl.180 and Denis S. K. Low, More Treasures from The Sanctum of Enlightened Respect, Hong Kong, 2002, p.131, pl.120.

    For a red and white overlay glass 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.45, pl.65.

    清 1800-1900 紅玻璃圓雕鯉魚鼻煙壺

    來源:
    Marjorie Inman女士珍藏
    紐約蘇富比,1977年1月20日,拍品編號10

    壺呈圓雕鯉魚形,掏膛規整,其嘴成壺口,魚腹部有四塊腹鰭,可作底部讓整壺站立,陰刻魚鱗整整排列,井然有序,尾鰭前後擺,有作游動之態,栩栩如生。此壺形容一條擺動的鯉魚,有鯉躍龍門之含意,象徵富貴。

    相似例子有Edward Dane夫婦藏品,見Bob Stevens, 《Snuff Bottles》, 紐約, 1976年, 頁67, 圖版180。以及Denis S. K. Low珍藏,見Denis S. K. Low,《More Treasures from The Sanctum of Enlightened Respect》, 香港,2002年,頁131,編號120。

    以魚形為鼻煙壺造型的鼻煙壺,在清宮舊藏中也有一例子,那是一以白套紅玻璃的製成的,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45,編號65。
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