• Lot 202

    RARE TABATIERE EN VERRE 'NEIGEUX' ET OVERLAY ROUGE

    CHINE, PROBABLEMENT IMPERIALE, ATTRIBUEE AUX ATELIERS DU PALAIS, BEIJING, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

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    RARE TABATIERE EN VERRE 'NEIGEUX' ET OVERLAY ROUGE
    CHINE, PROBABLEMENT IMPERIALE, ATTRIBUEE AUX ATELIERS DU PALAIS, BEIJING, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovoïde aplatie, décorée en overlay rouge, sur chaque face au centre d'un disque bi, entouré d'une étoile à huit branches, les côtés facetés, le col rehaussé de petites volutes, le bouchon en verre
    Hauteur: 5,7 cm. (2¼ in.)


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    Such geometric pattern are very rare.
    The subject matter here could be attributed to the late Qianlong period. The bi-disc with its 'C' scrolls and the scrolls of the neck were typical of Courtly designs, derived from Qianlong Emperor's massive collection of ancient artifacts and his need to establish his foreign rule as rooted in an ancient Chinese past. For a Qianlong-marked glass bottle of similar scroll design, still in the Imperial Collection, see Chang Lin-sheng, Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, no. 284 ; and the rare two-colour overlay glass snuff bottle from the J & J collection part III sold in our New York Rooms, 29 March 2006, lot 76.
    See also a two-colour overlay glass snuff bottle of geometric design and with very similar faceted sides, illustrated in Snuff Bottles - The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Hong Kong 2003, pl.87.

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    Provenance

    R. Hall, London, 1988


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Literature

    'Arts of Asia', Catalogue, December 1988, no.23
    R. Hall, exhibition catalogue no.45


    Post Lot Text

    A RARE RED OVERLAY 'SNOWSTORM' GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, PROBABLY IMPERIAL, ATTRIBUTED TO THE PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 18TH/19TH CENTURY