A YELLOW GLASS 'AUSPICIOUS ANIMALS' SNUFF BOTTLE 1750-1820

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Lot 266
A YELLOW GLASS 'AUSPICIOUS ANIMALS' SNUFF BOTTLE
1750-1820

Sold for US$ 4,825 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

A YELLOW GLASS 'AUSPICIOUS ANIMALS' SNUFF BOTTLE
1750-1820
Of flattened globular form, rising to a waisted neck with a flat lip, supported on an oval foot ring, carved in relief around the sides with a qilin issuing vapors supporting a precious book, a bat grasping longevity peaches, a carp issuing vapors supporting a pavilion, and a crane carrying a brush.
2 3/8in (6cm) high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sotheby's, New York, Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, 6 April 1990 lot 46

    This snuff bottle carries auspicious wishes for the scholar. The qilin and book represent the wish for an illustrious son, the bat and peaches symbolize blessings and longevity, the carp and pavilion represent success in an official career, and the crane and brush denote longevity and a successful literary career.
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A YELLOW GLASS 'AUSPICIOUS ANIMALS' SNUFF BOTTLE 1750-1820
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