A 'realgar' glass snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1700-1820
Lot 95
A 'realgar' glass snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1700-1820
Sold for HK$ 27,500 (US$ 3,548) inc. premium
Lot Details
A 'realgar' glass snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1700-1820
The body of a rich maroon red hue with deep spots evenly interspersed between streaks of orange, with further orange inclusions at the collar and running down the sides.
5.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • According to Dr. Simon Kwan, the Chinese for such coloured glass should be read as 'woguarang' instead of 'xionghuang'. For more information and examples from the Muwen Tang Collection, see Dr. Simon Kwan, The Muwen Tang Collection series, Vol.19, Glass Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2009, p.238, no.149. Compare also another example from the Dr. Martin Roshco collection, sold in our New York rooms, 20 March 2012, lot 16.

    清 1700-1820 攪色仿雞冠石玻璃鼻煙壺

    壺呈扁瓶形,平肩,鼓腹,平底,造型規整。通體為雄黃色玻璃,頸肩及壺兩側為淡黃色,其餘部份為雄黃色中暗暗帶有不規則的紅斑點,清麗怡人。

    雄黃,又名雞冠石,是一種橘黃色的礦石,根據關善明博士研究,古時沒有「雄黃」這用詞,舊稱應為「倭瓜瓤」,例子及資料見關善明,《沐文堂收藏全集.卷十九.玻璃鼻煙壺》,香港,2009年,頁238,編號149。在拍賣場上出現過的相似例子,有紐約邦瀚斯,Dr. Martin Roshco珍藏,2012年3月20日,拍品編號16。
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