A 'wood brown' and green jasper 'grasshopper and carrot' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1780-1880
Lot 93
A 'wood brown' and green jasper 'grasshopper and carrot' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1780-1880
Sold for HK$ 50,000 (US$ 6,449) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 'wood brown' and green jasper 'grasshopper and carrot' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1780-1880 A 'wood brown' and green jasper 'grasshopper and carrot' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1780-1880 A 'wood brown' and green jasper 'grasshopper and carrot' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1780-1880 A 'wood brown' and green jasper 'grasshopper and carrot' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1780-1880 A 'wood brown' and green jasper 'grasshopper and carrot' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1780-1880
A 'wood brown' and green jasper 'grasshopper and carrot' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1780-1880
Of compressed form with recessed oval foot, the body with well-polished stone of wooden-like texture, carved on one side with a grasshopper feasting on carrot leaves.
6.1cm 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, pp.82 & 128, pl.182

    清 1780-1880 羊肝瑪瑙巧雕蟈蟈鼻煙壺

    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:
    《中國鼻煙壺》,香港藝術館,香港,1977年,頁82及128,圖版182

    壺扁瓶形,直頸,橢圓形圈足。壺身一面利用瑪瑙外皮天然皮色浮雕一蟈蟈停留於蘿蔔根葉整理觸鬚,蘿蔔大半部份仍埋於地下。壺身另一面光素無紋,表面呈天然綠色不規則紋理。
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