• Lot 117

    TABATIERE IMPERIALE EN VERRE JAUNE

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUE INCISEE A QUATRE CARACTERES ET EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)

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    TABATIERE IMPERIALE EN VERRE JAUNE
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUE INCISEE A QUATRE CARACTERES ET EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)
    De forme octogonale facettée, en verre jaune opaque, marque incisée à quatre caractères de l'Empereur Qianlong à la base, le bouchon en quartz rose
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 6,1 cm. (2 3/8 in.)


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    This bottle forms part of a distinctive group of faceted shape. Although recorded in other media, such as jade and chalcedony, the majority are of glass. Some examples have been enamelled and many have the characteristic wheel-cut Qianlong mark typical of Palace Workshop production.
    Faceted forms derive from European stylistic and technical influence during the early years of the Beijing Palace glassworks which were set up in 1696. At this time, the workshops were under the direction of a Jesuit missionary named Kilian Stumpf, and there is every reason to expect European influence in design as well as manufacture. Bohemian glass of the 17th and 18th centuries is well known for faceting, and similarities with early Palace workshop production suggest a clear connection.

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    Post Lot Text

    AN IMPERIAL YELLOW-GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, INCISED QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)