A Canton-enamel copper 'birds and plants' snuff bottle
Lot 70
An enamel on copper 'birds and plants' snuff bottle Guangzhou, Qianlong black-enamelled four-character mark and of the period
Sold for HK$ 375,000 (US$ 48,369) inc. premium
Lot Details
An enamel on copper 'birds and plants' snuff bottle
Guangzhou, Qianlong black-enamelled four-character mark and of the period
The body of an elongated cylindrical form with a gilded flat lip and a protruding flat footrim, the exterior intricately enamelled to the scene of two birds amidst flowering leafy sprays and tree shrubs below bands of archaistic lappets around the neck and above a band of vine scrolls at the foot, all against a stippled blue ground, the base with four-character mark.
5.8cm 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.102, pl.243

    For other enamel on copper snuff bottle produced at Guangzhou, sharing similar four-character black-enamelled reign marks, see an example from the Qing court collection, preserved in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum 47, Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, p.115, pl. 168; and another from the Joe Grimberg Collection, sold at Sotheby's New York, 14 September 2010, lot 89.

    清乾隆 廣州 銅胎琺瑯秋菊富貴鼻煙壺 黑彩「乾隆年製」楷書款

    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:
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁102,圖版243

    壺長瓶形,直口,溜肩,圈足,平底微凹。壺頸部及近足處繪黃地蔓草及瓔珞紋。壺身繪兩隻鷺鷥於山石、秋菊、富貴花花叢之中,藍天白雲點染細膩,富有層次,鷺鷥、秋菊及富貴花的組合又具「富貴長壽」、「路路榮華」之美好寓意。壺底黑彩書「乾隆年製」四字楷書款。

    可參考故宮博物院舊藏,粵海關監督圖明阿進貢的一套廣州畫琺瑯鼻煙壺中的一件畫琺瑯西洋仕女插花圖鼻煙壺,見李久芳、張榮編,《故宮博物院藏文物珍品全集:鼻煙壺》,香港,2003年,頁115,編號168。此壺與本拍品一樣,帶有黑彩書「乾隆年製」四字楷書款。另一件比較例子,可參考紐約蘇富比,Joe Grimberg鼻煙壺專場,2010年9月14日,拍品編號89。
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