• Lot 145

    TABATIERE EN VERRE JAUNE SCULPTE

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

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    TABATIERE EN VERRE JAUNE SCULPTE
    CHINE, PROBABLEMENT IMPERIALE, ATTRIBUEE AUX ATELIERS DU PALAIS, BEIJING, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovoïde aplatie, à décor de fines rainures ondulantes, le bouchon en corail
    Hauteur: 6 cm. (2 3/8 in.)


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    The striking design on this bottle is crisply and confidently carved and the bottle has a superb finish. Most known examples of this particular design are in yellow glass although one is known in ruby-red glass. They were produced at the Imperial workshops. See, for example, H. Moss, Snuff Bottles of China, p.104, no.185, Sotheby's London, 24 April 1989, lot 297; Christie's New York, The J & J Collection of Snuff Bottles Part III, 29 March 2006, lot 78 and C. Lawrence, Miniature Masterpieces from the Middle Kingdom. The Monimar Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, p.232, no.110.

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    Provenance

    R. Hall, London, 1983


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED YELLOW GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, PROBABLY IMPERIAL, ATTRIBUTED TO THE PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 18TH/19TH CENTURY