A sapphire-blue and pale pink glass 'mandarin ducks' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1900
Lot 122
A sapphire-blue and pale pink glass 'mandarin ducks' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1770-1900
HK$ 30,000 - 50,000
US$ 3,900 - 6,400
withdrawn
Lot Details
Snuff bottles formerly in the Mary and George Bloch collection (lots 100-146)
A sapphire-blue and pale pink glass 'mandarin ducks' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1770-1900
Of globular form, the sapphire-blue and pale pink glass carved as a single overlay with a continuous design of formalized waves with, on one main side, a mandarin duck with a formalized lotus flower and, on the other, a mandarin duck beneath the sun and formalized clouds.
5.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Albert Pyke
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd. (1963)
    Elisabeth and Ladislas Kardos
    Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, 1 July 1985, lot 31

    Illustrated 出版:
    Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Winter 1995, p.10
    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.936.

    Exhibited 展覽:
    Vancouver Centennial Museum, Canadian Society for Asian Arts, October 1977

    This is among the most spectacular and best carved of a series of bottles of this subject, which appears to be mostly from the nineteenth century. On some examples of this subject, the carving is relatively crude. While the design may have been introduced during the closing decades of the eighteenth century, possibly at the court, the majority are more likely to date from the nineteenth century. After the Taiping Rebellion, however, glassmaking appears to have recovered from a period of decline, and this excellent example was possibly produced during the period of renaissance. Whenever it was made, the combination here is extremely rare, with a bubble-suffused, soft pink ground and very pale, sapphire-blue overlay.

    1770-1900 粉套藍玻璃鴛鴦戲水紋鼻煙壺

    平唇,凸斂底,突出弄平的圈足;刻通體鴛鴦浮波圖。

    這種題材好像是十八世紀末才採用的,多數的例子是十九世紀的,雕刻比較粗糙。本壺雕刻藝術卻是精美的,可能是太平天國平定、玻璃工藝行業復興之後作的。相同題材例子有紐約蘇富比,1999年3月22日,拍賣品號40、43b及香港蘇富比,1992年4月29日,拍賣品號360。

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