Lot 3417
  • 3417

A PAIR OF AVENTURINE GLASS MOUNTED GILT-COPPER SNUFF BOXES QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD |

Estimate
300,000 - 400,000 HKD
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Description

  • l. 6 cm, 2 3/8  in.
each of octagonal form, the sides set with conforming aventurine glass plaques framed by studded borders of seed pearls and red glass, the base chased with an oval flower medallion surrounded by further foliage framed by a semi-circle border

Catalogue Note

For two gilt-copper octagonal boxes inlaid with aventurine glass plaques from the Qing court collection, dated to the 18th century, see Limpid Radiance: A Special Exhibition of Glass Artifacts from the National Palace Musuem Collection, Taipei, 2016, cat. no. 174, together with a rectangular example, cat. no. 175.
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