• Lot 167

    TABATIERE EN VERRE BLANC ET OVERLAY BLEU

    CHINE, ECOLE DE LI JUNTING, XIXEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    TABATIERE EN VERRE BLANC ET OVERLAY BLEU
    CHINE, ECOLE DE LI JUNTING, XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovoïde aplatie, décorée en overlay bleu, sur une face de deux petits poissons délicatement disposés parmi des papillons, fleurs et perles, le revers agrémenté d'un couple de canards nageant parmi poissons et lotus, les côtés rehaussés de masques de chimères soutenant un anneau, le bouchon en quartz rose
    Hauteur: 5,9 cm. (2 5/16 in.)


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    Although unsigned, this bottle can be confidently attributed to the school of the master glass carver, Li Junting, believed to have worked at Yangzhou and one of the most important and innovative of all Qing glass-carvers - also one of the few we can identify by name.
    For a full discussion on the school, see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol. 5, Glass, nos. 1020-46.

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    Provenance

    Di Donna, Paris, 1986


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    A BLUE OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, SCHOOL OF LI JUNTING, 19TH CENTURY