Two pink color overlay white glass 'figural' snuff bottles Late 19th century (2)

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Lot 282
Two pink color overlay white glass 'figural' snuff bottles
Late 19th century

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 970 - 1,500

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

Two pink color overlay white glass 'figural' snuff bottles
Late 19th century
The first decorated with a continuous scene of a scholar playing a qin facing a blooming plum tree, his young servant pouring water into a pot under a pine tree in front of a sage seated by rocks, with carved inscriptions; the second carved to one side with a Shoulao and his deer, reversed with a shou character between two bats, all below stylized shou characters surrounding the neck of the bottle.
2 1/2 and 2 3/4in (6.4 and 7cm) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Bottle with a scholar playing a qin:
    King Feng Arts Co., Hong Kong, 4 March 1996
    Bottle with shoulao:
    Chinese Arts & Crafts (HK) Ltd., 13 April 2000
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