An aquamarine-blue glass 'Shou Lao' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1830
Lot 134
An aquamarine-blue glass 'Shou Lao' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1750-1830
Sold for HK$ 52,500 (US$ 6,770) inc. premium
Lot Details
Snuff bottles formerly in the Mary and George Bloch collection (lots 100-146)
An aquamarine-blue glass 'Shou Lao' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1750-1830
Of compressed globular form with a concave lip and recessed, slightly concave foot surrounded by a protruding flat footrim, the transparent aquamarine-blue glass carved on one main side with Shoulao holding a gnarled staff and double gourd, the centre of which bears a yin-yang symbol, his familiar deer reclining at his feet.
5.1cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Paula J. Hallett
    Hugh M. Moss Ltd. (1986)

    Illustrated 出版:
    Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, Hong Kong, 1987, no. 85
    Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Winter 1995, p.6
    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. 850

    Exhibited 展覽:
    Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, October 1987
    Creditanstalt, Vienna, May-June 1993

    The bottles of this group are extremely rare, as the aquamarine available at that time, mostly from Xinjiang, was mainly of a rather pale colour, and that is what glassmakers would have sought to reproduce.

    1750-1830 藍寶玻璃雕壽老觀太極圖鼻煙壺

    凹唇,微凹斂底,突出圈足,足底完全接觸地面;一正面浮雕壽星、鹿、蝠等。

    這件煙壺所代表的一品種就如鳳毛麟角,贗品卻多。乾嘉時期的海藍寶多半是新疆阿爾泰山和綏遠大青山開採的,顏色淺,當時仿海藍石的玻璃師傅一定要復製比較淺的顏色。
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