A yellow-ground cloisonné-enamelled and gilt-bronze 'floral' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty
Lot 92
A yellow-ground cloisonné-enamelled and gilt-bronze 'floral' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 47,500 (US$ 6,128) inc. premium
Lot Details
A yellow-ground cloisonné-enamelled and gilt-bronze 'floral' snuff bottle
Late Qing dynasty
The teardrop-shaped bottle with a band of ruyi around the cylindrical neck, all vividly enamelled in a combination of white, red, pink and green to the continuous scene of leafy sprays issuing from rockworks, with blossoming peonies on one side and chrysanthemum flowers on the reverse, all against a rich yellow ground.
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:
    Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, Vol.6, No.6, p.85
    Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.103 & 129, pl.244

    晚清 銅胎掐絲琺瑯長壽富貴鼻煙壺

    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:
    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103及129,圖版244

    壺成瓶形,溜肩,直頸,鼓腹,橢圓形淺圈足。壺周身以黃色琺瑯為地,並以掐絲技法分別於壺兩面製牡丹及菊花從山石中綻放而出,掐絲所飾山石紋圍繞圈足連通壺底,所有紋飾填以紅、白、綠、藍、粉色琺瑯釉,花瓣飽滿,枝葉茂盛,菊花象徵長壽,牡丹象徵富貴。壺口外壁掐絲飾如意雲頭紋一周並填以藍色琺瑯釉。壺底施綠釉。
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