A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850

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Lot 143
A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle
Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850

Sold for HK$ 125,000 (US$ 16,055) inc. premium
A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle
Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850
5.84cm high.

Footnotes

  • Treasury 7, no. 1505

    葫蘆模製花卉紋鼻煙壺
    御製品,宮廷作坊作,北京,1780~1850

    A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle

    Gourd, silver, and ivory; with a flat lip and protruding, slightly concave foot; from a four-part primary mould, with a garden scene on each main side, one with peonies growing beside a perforated natural rock formation, and the other with chrysanthemums in a similar setting, each contained within a thin, raised frame, the narrow sides with mask-and-ring handles, the inner neck and a slim area of the inner lip lined with silver, with an additional inner neck and lip of ivory that, when in place, largely obscures the silver
    Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850
    Height: 5.84 cm
    Mouth/lip: 1.06/2.10 cm
    Stopper: ivory and red pigment, carved with two bats flying above formalized clouds, the clouds with traces of red pigment, with integral finial and collar

    Condition: Some slight surface wear from use; otherwise, workshop condition

    Provenance:
    Jade House, Hong Kong (1985)

    Published:
    Kleiner, Yang, and Shangraw 1994, no. 266
    Kleiner 1995, no. 333
    Treasury 7, no. 1505

    Exhibited:
    Hong Kong Museum of Art, March–June 1994
    National Museum of Singapore, November 1994–January 1995
    British Museum, London, June–October 1995
    Israel Museum, Jerusalem, July–November 1997

    The mask-and-ring handles here are remarkably similar to those on Sale 1, lot 96, and the wood moulds were probably carved by the same hand, suggesting that both date from the same period.

    A related design, but from a different set of moulds (although still four-part) is in Moss 1976, no. 150. Another similar example, but of a different design, was in the Ko Collection, Christie's, London, 9 October 1974, lot 166.

    葫蘆模製花卉紋鼻煙壺

    葫蘆、銀、象牙; 平唇,突出微凹底,以四件笵模製成,兩正面都模印開光中花卉圖,一面為牡丹湖石圖,另一面為菊花湖石圖,側面模印獸首啣環耳,給頸內及唇內緣安銀襯裏,其上加象牙襯裏
    御製品,大概為宮廷作坊作,北京,1780–1850
    高﹕ 5.84 厘米
    口徑/唇徑: 1.06/2.10 厘米
    蓋﹕ 象牙及紅彩,雕兩隻雲蝠,雲紋殘留紅彩,與頂飾。座為一體

    狀態敘述:因使用而有所損耗;此外,出坊狀態

    來源:
    Jade House, Hong Kong (1985)

    文獻﹕
    Kleiner, Yang, and Shangraw 1994, 編號 266
    Kleiner 1995, 編號 333
    Treasury 7, 編號 1505

    展覽﹕
    香港藝術館,1994年3月~6月
    National Museum of Singapore, 1994年11月~1995年1月
    大英博物館, 1995年6月~10月
    Israel Museum, 耶路撒冷,1997年7月~月11月

    本壺的獸首啣環耳酷似 第一場拍賣會, 拍賣品號 96 的,木模大概是同一個人雕琢的,因而兩件鼻煙壺好像是同一個時期作的。

    屬於同一種類的有 Moss 1976, 編號 150,及圖案相異的克立德珍藏藏品,倫敦佳士得,1974年10月9日,拍賣品號 166。
A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850
A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850
A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850
A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850
A gourd 'garden scene' snuff bottle Imperial, palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1850
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