A red glass overlay 'gourds' snuff bottle  Qing dynasty, 1760-1800
Lot 152
A red glass overlay 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1760-1800
Sold for HK$ 43,750 (US$ 5,641) inc. premium

Lot Details
A red glass overlay 'gourds' snuff bottle  Qing dynasty, 1760-1800
A red glass overlay 'gourds' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1760-1800
The red glass overlay carved in high relief with nine gourds on a single continuous scrolling leafy branch, the base of three gourds forming the foot.
5.9cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 1760-1800 白地套紅玻璃子孫萬代鼻煙壺

    Provenance 來源:
    Formerly in the Jaffé collection, no.6

    The rebus for this snuff bottle is zisun wangdi, which literally translates as 'may you have ten thousand sons and grandsons'.

    A similar snuff bottle is illustrated by Michael C. Hughes in The Blair Bequest, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002, p.140, no.170.
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