A turquoise matrix boy and dog Qing dynasty
Lot 362
A turquoise matrix boy and dog Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 81,250 (US$ 10,482) inc. premium

Lot Details
A turquoise matrix boy and dog
Qing dynasty
Boldly carved in the form of a boy carrying a dog, the figure with happy facial expression and dressed in loose garments, seated with left leg crossed and right leg bent, his hands cuddling the canine with head turned backwards, the stone of an pale blue colour with natural russet veins.
5.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Henry Birks & Sons Ltd., Montreal (original box)

    The superb carving technique on the attractive pale blue stone exhibited on the current lot is reminiscent of the highest quality turquoise matrix snuff bottles commissioned for the Qing court. For an example in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, with realistic depiction and similar elaborate carving of animals and fruits, see Snuff Bottles in the Collection of The National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1991, p.266, pl.402-404.

    清 綠松石雕童子抱犬擺件

    綠松石作胎,松石表面部分有天然裂痕。圓雕一童子雙手抱一小犬,屈膝而坐。小童眉笑顏開,頭上三束短髮,身著長衫,小犬爬於小童一膝,回首相望,整器造型生動,憨態可掬。

    此松石小童雕工嫻熟,其工藝與清宮舊藏中綠松石雕像生鼻煙壺極為相似,例如台北國立故宮博物院藏的松石雙獅鼻煙壺,以及其他兩件松石雕瓜果鼻煙壺,無論從石材選料以及雕刻手法來看,均應出於同一作坊,可參考國立故宮博物院編,《故宮鼻煙壺》,台北,1991年,頁266,圖版402-404。
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