Qing dynasty, 1720-1780 The translucent body of flattened form with wide shoulders, flanked by a pair of chi dragons clambering up the sides. 6.2cm high.
Another green glass 'chi dragon' snuff bottle, but in a pear shape, is illustrated in Michael Hughes, The Blair Bequest: Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002, p. 111, no.121. This group of 'chi dragon' snuff bottles were distinguished as they were being carved from solid blocks of glass, rather than being blown. For another example from the Paul Braga collection, see lot 19.
另一件現藏於普林斯頓大學美術館的鼻煙壺，雖呈扁膽形，但紋飾及綠玻璃之顏色與本壺相近，可參見Michael Hughes，《The Blair Bequest: Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum》， 巴爾的摩港市，2002，頁111，編號121。此類鼻煙壺工藝別緻，不是以吹製，而是由一整件玻璃雕製而成的，有關螭龍抱瓶之例子，請參考本專場拍品編號19。
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