• Lot 184

    TABATIERE EN VERRE ROUGE SCULPTE

    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    TABATIERE EN VERRE ROUGE SCULPTE
    CHINE, XVIIIEME-XIXEME SIECLE
    De forme ovale aplatie, les deux faces ornées d'un médaillon rehaussé des corps de deux chilong formant le caractère long (dragon), le col agrémenté de feuilles de bananier, le bouchon en jadéite cerclée de métal
    Hauteur: 8,4 cm. (3 5/16 in.)


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    The dragon is a symbol of the natural world, adaptability and transformation and is one of the Twelve Symbols of Sovereignty, representing the emperor. The combination of this symbolism with the auspicious long character appears on many works of art that the emperor distributed as gifts.
    See the blue overlay white glass snuff bottle sold in our New York Rooms, 19 March 2008, lot 208 ; the duan inkstone bottle from the Holden collection also sold in our New York Rooms, 21 March 2000, lot 178

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    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    A CARVED RED GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, 18TH/19TH CENTURY