A YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE Xingyouheng Tang mark, 1800-1854
Lot 8025¤
A YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
Xingyouheng Tang mark, 1800-1854
Sold for US$ 11,875 inc. premium

Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles

13 Nov 2017, 10:00 EST

New York

Lot Details
A YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE Xingyouheng Tang mark, 1800-1854
A YELLOW JADE SNUFF BOTTLE
Xingyouheng Tang mark, 1800-1854
Well-hollowed, of rounded square shape with a short cylindrical neck, each side carved with a bat, its outstretched wings extending up the sides, enclosing the character fu on one side, and the character shou on the other, the recessed base inscribed Xingyouheng Tang, the stone a yellow-green color with some cloudy white inclusions.
2 5/8in (6.8cm) high

Footnotes

  • 1800-1854年 黃玉雕福壽紋鼻煙壺 《行有恒堂》款

    The Xingyouheng Tang inscription links this bottle with the fifth Prince Ding, Zaichun, the son of the Daoguang emperor and great grandson of the Qianlong emperor.

    An example of a brown and green jade snuff bottle with a Xingyouheng Tang mark in clerical script was sold in our San Francisco sale rooms, 20 Dec 2011, lot 8001; and another example of white jade with the mark in seal script was sold in these rooms, 15 Sep 2014, lot 8050. Extant snuff bottles bearing this mark, were executed in a wide variety of styles.

    Presumably, Prince Ding would have had access to Imperial workshops and their mark carvers, however, from the variation in mark styles, it is likely he also patronized carvers outside of the Imperial workshops.

    Further discussion on Prince Ding and works of art bearing his hall mark, see Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 1, Hong Kong, 1995, no. 150.
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