A red glass overlay 'gourds' snuff bottle Qing dynasty, 1760-1800
Sold for HK$ 43,750 (US$ 5,641) inc. premium
Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art
26 May 2013 10:00 CST
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.
清 1760-1800 白地套紅玻璃子孫萬代鼻煙壺
Formerly in the Jaffé collection, no.6
The rebus for this snuff bottle is
, 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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