AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 9020
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE
Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period

Sold for US$ 17,500 inc. premium
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE
Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
Of tapering ovoid form, delicately enameled around the body with a continuous band of blossoming lotus and leaves with butterflies fluttering above, the shoulder encircled with a band of confronted stylized foliate dragons divided from each other by two circular discs inscribed shang shang (superior appreciation), the band suspending beaded medallions incorporating the four-character mark, the flat base with traces of a iron-red mark, Guyue Xuan.
2 1/8in (5.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 白料胎畫琺瑯蓮塘圖鼻煙壺 《上賞》 《乾隆年製》款

    Provenance
    Dr. Walter Langsom Collection


    Although the mark on the base is very faint, the type of glass, the form, restrained palette, style of painting, and enamels all link this to the intriguing group of mid-Qianlong enamels produced at the court for a few years starting from mid-1767.

    For another enameled glass snuff bottle, with similar subject matter, style of mark and enamelling technique, with iron-red Guyue Xuan seal mark, and sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 27 May 2012, lot 99, see Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol.6, part I, Hong Kong, 2008, no. 1088, and another, also sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 25 May 2011, lot 90, and illustrated op. cit., no. 1089. One example without the Guyue Xuan mark, but again of a similar style and possibly by the same hand, is illustrated op. cit, no. 1087.
Contacts
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
AN ENAMELED GLASS 'LOTUS' SNUFF BOTTLE Imperial, Qianlong mark and of the period
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Arms & Armor, Coins and Medals, Motor Cars, Motorcycles, Wine & Whisky

27.5% on the first $3,000 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $3,000 up to and including $400,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of $400,000 up to and including $4,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of $4,000,000.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.