A white nephrite 'archaistic' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1820
Lot 50
A white nephrite 'archaistic' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1820
Sold for HK$ 200,000 (US$ 25,785) inc. premium

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A white nephrite 'archaistic' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1820 A white nephrite 'archaistic' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1820 A white nephrite 'archaistic' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1820 A white nephrite 'archaistic' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1820 A white nephrite 'archaistic' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1820
A white nephrite 'archaistic' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1770-1820
The rectangular shaped body with high shoulders rising from an oval ringed foot, each side exquisitely worked with archaistic scrolls of mythical beasts, the white stone of an even tone and brilliant clarity.
6.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • The motif of two chi dragons facing each other was frequently found in ancient bronze and jade. For a similar example in the Humphrey K. F. Hui Collection, see The Imperial Connection: Court Related Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Humphrey K. F. Hui Collection, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Art Museum, Hong Kong, 1998, no.59. For another white nephrite bottle with similar motifs in the Mary and George Bloch collection, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.1, Jade, Hong Kong, 1995, pp.82-83, no.29.

    清 1770-1820 白玉雕仿古雙龍對峙紋鼻煙壺

    玉色潔白,玉質溫潤,壺呈扁長方瓶形,短直頸,滑肩,橢圓形圈足。兩面淺浮雕紋飾,主要紋飾為雙螭龍對峙,周圍飾仿古卷曲紋,仿如青銅器上之紋理,卷曲紋之端成羊首形,做工精細,小中見大。雙螭龍對峙的紋飾多出現於青銅器及古玉器之上,清乾隆盛行仿古風,以此類紋飾入玉雕甚為常見。

    與本壺之飾紋及形式相似的白玉鼻煙壺例子,可參考誦先芬室的藏品,見香港中文大學文物館,《御賞壺珍:誦先芬室藏清代宮廷鼻煙壺》,香港,1998,編號59。瑪麗及莊智博收藏中,也有一件白玉鼻煙壺飾雙螭龍對峙紋,唯形狀不同,見莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection 》,第1冊,頁82-83,編號29。
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