• Lot 192

    TABATIERE EN VERRE BLANC OPAQUE

    CHINE, PROVINCE DE ZHEJIANG, ATTRIBUEE A ZHOU HONGLAI (1895-1909)

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    TABATIERE EN VERRE BLANC OPAQUE
    CHINE, PROVINCE DE ZHEJIANG, ATTRIBUEE A ZHOU HONGLAI (1895-1909)
    De forme poire, à décor micro-gravé sur une face de paysage lacustre arboré, des montagnes se détachant au loin, le revers portant une inscription extraite du poème 'Essai poétique du Pic Rouge - Partie 1' (Qian Chi Bi Fu) du poète Su Shi de la dynastie Song, le bouchon en quartz rose
    Hauteur: 4,7 cm. (1 7/8 in.)


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    Zhou Honglai was among the finest of the artists who specialized in micro-engraving at the end of the Qing dynasty. He worked mostly on glass, but occasionally on porcelain, such as the example illustrated by V. Jutheau, Guide du collectionneur de tabatières chinoises, p.95, and also illustrated by G. Tsang and H. Moss, Snuff Bottles of the Ch'ing Dynasty, no.244. A native of Baimen (modern day Nanjing), Zhou's works are inscribed as made at other places, including Hangzhou, which he describes visiting. Zhou was certainly a scholar and, like Ding Erzhong, practiced his art for a number of different patrons, and apparently also gave bottles as gifts to selected friends.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    A MICRO-ENGRAVED OPAQUE WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE, ATTRIBUTED TO ZHOU HONGLAI (1895-1909)