An inscribed blue overlay glass 'insects and birds' snuff bottle Attributed to Li Junting, Yangzhou, 1800-1840
Lot 85
An inscribed blue overlay glass 'insects and birds' snuff bottle Attributed to Yangzhou, circa 1870-1890
Sold for HK$ 100,000 (US$ 12,900) inc. premium
Lot Details
An inscribed blue overlay glass 'insects and birds' snuff bottle
Attributed to Yangzhou, circa 1870-1890
Of compressed spherical form, intricately carved through blue overlays in relief, one side with birds in flight and perched on prunus branches, the other side with butterflies amongst further floral growth issuing from rockworks, all against a white ground carved in shallow relief with a butterfly, flowers and rockwork, the shoulder inscribed with a four-character inscription in seal script.
6cm high.

Footnotes

  • The inscription, Huamu Changyong can be translated as 'Flowers and trees flourish for eternity'.

    For additional information about this school of high quality glass overlay bottles produced in Yangzhou, see the footnote for lot 9.

    清 1870-1890 (傳)揚州 白地套藍玻璃雕花木長榮鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,直口,橢圓形圈足。潔白地套藍玻璃,圈足位置尤其工整,一面雕六隻小鳥在樹枝上作息,皆以藍玻璃為主調,背景飾白玻璃淺浮雕山石,上題篆書「花木長榮」。另一面雕菊石圖,也是巧妙地利用淺浮雕的白色與藍色玻璃,淡淡的帶出豐富的構圖,可見雕刻家的心意。

    有關揚州作坊作高質素的套玻璃鼻煙壺研究,可參考本專場中拍品編號9之說明。
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