• Lot 157

    DEUX TABATIERES EN VERRE 'NEIGEUX' ET TRANSPARENT ET OVERLAY ROUGE

    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    DEUX TABATIERES EN VERRE 'NEIGEUX' ET TRANSPARENT ET OVERLAY ROUGE
    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    La première de forme ovale aplatie, décorée en overlay rouge de deux chilong aux corps noueux, évoluant parmi nuages et flots, le bouchon en corail ; la seconde de forme ovoïde, décorée en overlay rouge, sur ses deux faces d'une large pêche de Longévité, le bouchon en jadéite
    Hauteurs: 6,2 cm. (2 7/16 in.) et 5,5 cm. (2 1/8 in.) (2)


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    The Daoist association between peaches and immortality is derived from the legend of the peach tree which grew in the gardens belonging to Xiwangmu (Queen Mother of the West). This tree was said to blossom once in three thousand years and yield the fruit of eternal life which ripened for a further three thousand years.

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    Provenance

    The first one coming from R. Hall, London, 1980
    The second one coming from R. Hall, London, 1982


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    TWO RED OVERLAY 'SNOWSTORM' AND TRANSPARENT GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
    CHINA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY