A blue overlay glass 'fish and aquatic plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Lot 46
A blue overlay glass 'fish and aquatic plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Sold for HK$ 75,000 (US$ 9,672) inc. premium
Lot Details
A blue overlay glass 'fish and aquatic plants' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1750-1850
Of baluster shape rising from a hollowed foot to high shoulders and cylindrical neck, carved in high relief with two fishes swimming in a pond amongst lotus leaf and blossoms.
6.9cm 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.22, pl.1

    清 1750-1850 透明地套藍玻璃年年有餘圖鼻煙壺

    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:
    香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁22,圖版1

    壺呈圓筒形,廣口,圓形圈足。在透明玻璃地上套寶藍玻璃,透體雕蓮花及游魚,魚兒尾部上揚,作游動之態,蓮花及蓮藕刻劃細膩,作扭動姿態,佈局準繩,不覺呆板。「蓮花」及「游魚」諧音「年年有餘」,祝願生活富貴。

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