A blue overlay 'monkey, horses and crane' glass snuff bottle  Qing dynasty, Yangzhou, 1800-1900
Lot 156
A blue overlay 'monkey, horses and crane' glass snuff bottle Qing dynasty, Yangzhou, 1800-1900
Sold for HK$ 35,000 (US$ 4,514) inc. premium
Lot Details
A blue overlay 'monkey, horses and crane' glass snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, Yangzhou, 1800-1900
The exterior worked in low relief on a milk white ground, one side with a monkey standing on the back of a horse with another horse recumbent, beneath a bat and flying insect, the reverse with a crane in flight holding a beaded necklace in its beak, beside a flying bat and above a basket of flowering chrysanthemums with oval two-character zhengge seal, the side flanked with stylised taotie ring handles.
6.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 1800-1900 揚州 白地套藍玻璃福壽圖鼻煙壺

    Provenance 來源:
    Formerly in a French private collection, acquired before 1970.

    For other Yangzhou school snuff bottles mostly dated to the 19th century see Heavenly Creations, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collections of Anthony Cheung, Humphrey Hui, Po-ming Kwong, Tyuet Nguyet and Christopher Sin, Hong Kong, 2005, no. 56-61.
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