A moulded porcelain 'cabbage' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty
Lot 97
A moulded porcelain 'cabbage' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 12,500 (US$ 1,611) inc. premium

Lot Details
A moulded porcelain 'cabbage' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty A moulded porcelain 'cabbage' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty A moulded porcelain 'cabbage' snuff bottle Late Qing dynasty
A moulded porcelain 'cabbage' snuff bottle
Late Qing dynasty
Naturalistically modelled in the form of a cabbage, the mouthrim formed from the base of the stalk, depicted rising upwards with leafy florets in different shades of green hue.
7.6cm high.

Footnotes

  • Porcelain cabbage-shaped bottles of this form were produced from the mid to late Qing dynasty. A closely related example from the Meriem Collection was sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2007, lot 58. See also an example from the J & J Collection, illustrated by Moss, Graham, Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, New York, no.246, and sold at Christie's New York, 29 March 2006, lot 1759.

    晚清 瓷胎模製白菜鼻煙壺

    壺為像生形,整個壺身成一顆白菜,菜葉包裹成足,菜根莖為壺頸及壺嘴。壺身以粉彩飾綠色菜葉及白色菜根。此壺集寫實及藝術於一體,白菜寓意「百財」,有聚財、招財之意,而其顏色及外形又象徵清白及堅貞純潔,是清末民初較為流行的造型。

    參考一件與本壺形製一致的Meriem舊藏,拍賣於紐約佳士得,2007年9月19日,拍品編號58。另一件如出一轍的J & J舊藏,可參見莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著,《The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle》,編號246,後拍賣於紐約佳士得,2006年3月29日,拍品編號1759。
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