• Lot 36

    TABATIERE EN BEC DE CALAO SCULPTE

    CHINE, XIXEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    TABATIERE EN BEC DE CALAO SCULPTE
    CHINE, XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme balustre, l'une des faces à décor sculpté de chilong tenant un lingzhi dans la gueule, les côtés rehaussés de deux autres chilong, le bouchon en corail
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 7,6 cm. (3 in.)


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    Hornbill was a valued substance to the Chinese well before snuff bottles came into fashion in the Qing dynasty. It came into its own, however, for the manufacture of Qing belt-buckles, snuff bottles, and other small objects during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Among the greatest carvers of the material was the scholarly artist known as Baishi, who signed his wares and dated two of them, establishing himself as having worked in the Daoguang period.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED HORNBILL SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, 19TH CENTURY