An inscribed carnelian snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Lot 80
An inscribed carnelian snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
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Lot Details
An inscribed carnelian snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1800-1900
Of rectangular form with high shoulders, carved on one side with an inscription in kaishu, the reverse with an inscription in zhuanshu, the shoulders flanked by a pair of Buddhist lion ring handles.
6.7cm high.


  • 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

    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.91, pl.209

    The inscriptions are proverbial, advocating people to be sensitive, use one's words correctly and live moderately.

    清 1800-1900 紅玉髓雕鋪首耳詩文鼻煙壺



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