An enamelled on brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, attributed to Yangzhou, 1770-1799
Lot 82
An enamel on brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, Guyue xuan seal mark, circa 1770-1799
Sold for HK$ 75,000 (US$ 9,669) inc. premium

Lot Details
An enamelled on brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, attributed to Yangzhou, 1770-1799 An enamelled on brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, attributed to Yangzhou, 1770-1799 An enamelled on brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, attributed to Yangzhou, 1770-1799 An enamelled on brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, attributed to Yangzhou, 1770-1799 An enamelled on brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, attributed to Yangzhou, 1770-1799
An enamel on brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, Guyue xuan seal mark, circa 1770-1799
Of compressed ovoid form rising from a concave foot to a cylindrical neck, the exterior delicately enamelled with a scene of flowering plants including peony, narcissus, peach blossoms and rose beneath a floral scroll at the neck, all brilliantly enamelled in striking colours of pink, yellow, green, brown, violet and black on a dark coffee ground, the base incised with indistinct three-character gu yuexuan seal mark.
6.4cm 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.42, pl.61
    Bob Stevens, Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p.73, pl.230
    Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, Vol.6, No.6, p.85

    A closely related brown glass 'flowering plants' snuff bottle, inscribed with Qianlong reign mark in the Denis S. K. Low collection, is illustrated by Denis S. K. Low, More Treasures from The Sanctum of Enlightened Respect, Hong Kong, 2002, p.20, pl.17.

    清 約1770-1799 玻璃胎畫琺瑯彩花卉紋鼻煙壺 「古月軒」篆書款

    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:
    Bob Stevens,《Snuff Bottles》, 紐約, 1976年, 頁268, 圖版958
    Paul Braga,《Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors》,Arts of Asia,1976年11-12月,卷6,第六期,頁85
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁42,圖版61

    壺扁瓶形,以褐玻璃為胎,口微撇,平底微凹。壺身以琺瑯彩在一面繪月季和桃花,桃花一枝幹延生至壺頸部,象徵羣芳祝壽,另一面則繪水仙與牡丹,象徵神仙富貴。壺頸部繪花草紋一周,底隱約可見「古月軒」篆書款。

    相近例子有Denis S. K. Low 藏品,其頸部雖略短,但所飾的花草紋與本拍賣十分相近,壺身皆以褐玻璃為地,上同樣以黃、紅、綠琺瑯彩繪月季及牽牛花等,概念一致,如出一轍,該藏品還有琺瑯「乾隆年製」篆書款,見Denis S. K. Low,《More Treasures from The Sanctum of Enlightened Respect》, 香港,2002年,頁20,編號17。
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