An orange and red overlay glass imitating realgar 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle Palace Workshops Beijing, 1740-1820
Lot 7
An orange and red 'realgar' glass 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1740-1820
Sold for HK$ 75,000 (US$ 9,669) inc. premium

Lot Details
An orange and red overlay glass imitating realgar 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle Palace Workshops Beijing, 1740-1820 An orange and red overlay glass imitating realgar 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle Palace Workshops Beijing, 1740-1820 An orange and red overlay glass imitating realgar 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle Palace Workshops Beijing, 1740-1820 An orange and red overlay glass imitating realgar 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle Palace Workshops Beijing, 1740-1820 An orange and red overlay glass imitating realgar 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle Palace Workshops Beijing, 1740-1820 An orange and red overlay glass imitating realgar 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle Palace Workshops Beijing, 1740-1820
An orange and red 'realgar' glass 'fish and waterplants' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1740-1820
The compressed shield shaped body rising to a slightly flared cylindrical neck, the exterior finely carved through the red overlays with a continuous scene of six fish swimming amidst water plant sprays, all against an orange-beige ground with green and caramel vein inclusions.
5.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • Illustrated:
    Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, p.85

    Realgar-glass pieces were largely produced in the Imperial workshop. A notable example is a Yongzheng reign-marked realgar-glass waterpot from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing and illustrated by Zhang Rong, Lustre of Autumn Ware. Glass of the Qing Imperial Workshop, Beijing, 2004, p.137, no. 15. See Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.5, Glass, Hong Kong, 2002, pp.138-140, no. 703, where the authors discuss how realgar-glass was shipped to Europe and England during the early eighteeth century, with examples from the Sir Hans Sloane collection donated to the British Museum in 1753.

    A similar realgar-glass snuff bottle from the J & J Collection was sold, Christie's New York, 17 September 2008, lot 35.

    清 1740-1820 攪色仿雞冠石地套紅玻璃金玉滿堂鼻煙壺

    出版:
    Paul Braga, 《Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors》, Arts of Asia, 1976年11-12月, 頁85

    壺呈橢圓扁瓶形,滑肩,往下收窄,橢圓形圈足。壺以攪色玻璃中的旋渦紋,帶出水波之意,上套有紅色玻璃的金魚,以各種姿態在水草襯托下游來游去,十分生動,加上色彩華麗,雕工獨到,帶出金玉滿堂之意。

    仿雞冠石玻璃素面器以宮內玻璃廠製品為多,在清宮舊藏中便有一件雍正款仿雞冠石玻璃水丞,早在18世紀初,便有經海外貨船,把仿雞冠石玻璃器運至歐洲及英國各地,可以總結,仿雞冠石玻璃在17世紀末在傳教士的監督下,在宮內玻璃廠已有所燒製,後於18世紀流通。有關研究及例子可參見請參見莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection》,第5冊,第一部份,頁138-140,編號703。

    另一件傳世仿雞冠石地套紅玻璃鼻煙壺,有紐約佳士得,小有洞天-J&J鼻煙壺珍藏:第五部份,2008年9月17日,拍品編號35。
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