An inscribed white and russet nephrite 'seal' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Lot 56
An inscribed white and russet nephrite 'seal' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 112,500 (US$ 14,515) inc. premium
Lot Details
An inscribed white and russet nephrite 'seal' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty
Well formed in the shape of a small boulder, intricately worked on one side with bamboo branches issuing leaves, incised with a seven-character inscription, the base with a four-character zhuanshu seal mark.
4.5cm high.

Footnotes

  • The inscription on the seal can be paraphrased as 'The wind blows through the bamboo, and creates a melodious sound'. The seal face can be paraphrased as 'One's whole heart is in one's nephrite bottle'.

    清 白玉帶皮雕竹紋隨形鼻煙壺

    玉白潤白,玉中天然紋理若隱若現。壺呈隨形,上雕有陽文「風吹竹身响書聲」,旁有凸雕巧色竹葉紋,富中國畫之意境,雕工細膩,底為印面,印文曰「弌片冰心在玉壺」,既可作煙壺又可作印章。
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