A green glass snuff bottle 綠料連封一品鼻煙壺 18th Century, 1750-1780 十八世紀

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Lot 168
A green glass snuff bottle 綠料連封一品鼻煙壺
18th Century, 1750-1780 十八世紀

Sold for US$ 7,320 inc. premium
A green glass snuff bottle 綠料連封一品鼻煙壺
18th Century, 1750-1780 十八世紀
Of flattened ovoid form, the clear green glass carved with a continuous design of lotus and cranes above waves, the base etched with a two character mark reading Run Ting (潤亭), pink glass stopper with vinyl collar.
3 1/4in (8.1cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Wing Hing, purchased October, 2003

    The pairing of a crane (yipin niao) and lotus (lianhua) is a rebus for lianfeng yipin (may you continuously be promoted to the first rank). The crane symbolizes first rank. For further discussion, see Bartholomew, Hidden Meanings in Chinese Art (2006), p 108.
A green glass snuff bottle 綠料連封一品鼻煙壺 18th Century, 1750-1780 十八世紀
A green glass snuff bottle 綠料連封一品鼻煙壺 18th Century, 1750-1780 十八世紀
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