A violet-blue glass 'kui dragons' snuff bottle Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1770
Lot 100
A violet-blue glass 'kui dragons' snuff bottle Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1770
HK$ 30,000 - 50,000
US$ 3,900 - 6,500
withdrawn
Lot Details
Snuff bottles formerly in the Mary and George Bloch collection (lots 100-146)
A violet-blue glass 'kui dragons' snuff bottle
Imperial glassworks, Beijing, 1730-1770
Of compressed globular form with a flat lip and recessed, slightly convex foot surrounded by a protruding rounded footrim, carved on each main side with the character long ('dragon'), made up of four kui dragons sharing two bodies, two with bird-like heads, the shoulders with mask-and-ring handles, the glass of semi-translucent violet-blue colour.
5.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Gerd Lester (1986)

    Illustrated 出版:
    Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 5, Hong Kong, 2002, no. 826.

    Exhibited 展覽:
    Hong Kong Museum of Art, March-June 1994
    National Museum, Singapore, November 1994-February 1995

    This colour is rare in Imperial glass, and unique in snuff bottles of this type. Under transmitted light, the violet becomes obvious, but without it the colour appears to be ultramarine-blue.

    1730-1770 宮廷玻璃造辦處 藍玻璃雕仿古夔龍紋鼻煙壺

    平唇,微凸斂底,突出圈足,圈足底為一圓棱;二正面以兩個雙頭夔構成的龍字紋,每夔的一頭像鳥頭,肩部雕獸首啣環耳。

    這種顏色出現在御製玻璃器內是甚少的,在這類型的鼻煙壺上出現更寥寥無幾。

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