• Lot 38

    TABATIERE EN VERRE BLEUTE SCULPTE

    CHINE, XVIIIEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    TABATIERE EN VERRE BLEUTE SCULPTE
    CHINE, XVIIIEME SIECLE
    De forme allongée, en verre légèrement bleuté à la façon des aigue-marines, le dessus du pied finement sculpté d'une frise de pétales, le corps divisé en huit panneaux verticaux rehaussés chacun de trois petites perles, l'épaulement agrémenté de ruyi, le bouchon en verre
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 6,6 cm. (2 5/8 in.)


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    Compare with another identical glass snuff bottle illustrated in Moss, Graham, Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle. The J & J Collection, vol.2, p.585, pl.350.
    The authors explain that this group of bottles are characterised by their lobed tapering cylindrical forms and borders enhanced by lingzhi bands and lotus petals. They are attributed to the Palace workshops, Beijing.
    Some bottles in aquamarine colour are illustrated in Sotheby's Hong Hong, 17 November 1973, lot 321 ; Chinese Snuff Bottles (Hong Kong Museum of Art) no.48 ; and Sotheby's London, 7 October 1975, lot 64.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED AQUAMARINE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, 18TH CENTURY