• Lot 148

    TABATIERE EN VERRE ROUGE SCULPTE

    CHINE, XVIIIEME SIECLE

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    TABATIERE EN VERRE ROUGE SCULPTE
    CHINE, XVIIIEME SIECLE
    De forme rectangulaire aux angles arrondis, ornée sur une face d'un rocher, de plantes, de bambous et d'un prunus, une branche de l'arbre continuant au revers, ce dernier rehaussé d'un extrait du poème 'Plantation de pruniers' du poète Liu Han (époque Song), le bouchon en corail sculpté d'un chilong
    Hauteur: 6,4 cm. (2½ in.)


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    The inscription is taken from a poem by Liu Han, a native of Changsha who was active during the twelfth century. The line quoted on this bottle is the last line in his poem, Zhong mei ('Planting Plum Trees').
    See the pale green crystal bottle from the J & J collection, sold in our New York Rooms, 17 September 2008, lot 30 and Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Vol. 2, Quartz, no. 365, for very similar examples with an identical inscription.
    The inscriptions on these bottles is in the same low relief style found on Zhiting's signed works, and suggests early-eighteenth-century production, with the design conceived as a flat, two-dimensional calligraphic image but raised to a higher plane than that of the ground, as opposed to a more sculptural relief inscription.

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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

    Marco Polo, Le Village Suisse, 1976


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, 18TH CENTURY