An amber snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1740-1840
Lot 86
An amber snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1740-1840
Sold for HK$ 250,000 (US$ 32,258) inc. premium
Lot Details
An amber snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1740-1840
The bulbous body rising from a flat foot to a cylindrical neck, the interior well-hollowed and the material translucent with an orange-red hue.
6cm high.

Footnotes

  • Amber, with lower hardness, is fossilised tree resin. It is difficult to polish. A closely related example, with similar form and colour of the amber, is illustrated by Hang, The Au Hang Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 1993, p.169, pl.228. Another amber snuff bottle of flattened form is illustrated by Michael Hughes, The Blair Bequest: Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002, p.90, pl.88.

    清 1740-1840 琥珀光素鼻煙壺

    壺呈圓形,直口,平底,掏膛透徹,壺壁薄。琥珀光素無紋,在燈光下通透中呈現出一絲絲金線。

    琥珀原為樹脂化石,因硬度低,不易打磨,如本壺般如此透徹,是比較少有的。其他琥珀光素鼻煙壺,可參考區鏗:《區氏集壺精舍藏中國鼻煙壺》,香港,1993,頁169,圖版228。其琥珀顏色,煙壺造型與本壺如出一轍。另一件造型較扁平的琥珀光素鼻煙壺,可參見Michael C. Hughes,《The Blair Bequest: Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum》,摩港市,2002,頁90,圖版88。
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