• Lot 164

    TABATIERE EN VERRE VERT SCULPTE

    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    TABATIERE EN VERRE VERT SCULPTE
    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme poire, chaque côté rehaussé d'un chilong au corps noueux, leur queue formant le pied, le bouchon en quartz rose
    Hauteur: 6,2 cm. (2 7/16 in.)


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    This bottle is one of a well-known group of glass bottles with chi dragons carved on their narrow sides. Most are of a beryl-green color, but they are found in sapphire-blue, ultramarine-blue, purple and occasionally in other colors. They are distinguished by being carved from solid blocks of glass rather than being blown, hence they are heavier, indicating that they were made to imitate hardstones. With their ubiquitous chi dragon decoration, and the existence of related bottles in such precious stones as tourmaline, beryl and aquamarine which are attributed to the Court, the entire group is reasonably ascribed to the Palace workshops and the mid-Qing period.
    See two very similar bottles from the Meriem Collection, sold in our New York Rooms, 19 September 2007, lot 693 and 19 March 2008, lot 288

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT payable at 19.6% (5.5% for books) will be added to the buyer’s premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis


    Provenance

    R. Hall, London, 1990


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED GREEN GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY