506
506
A PUDDINGSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH – 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
506
A PUDDINGSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH – 19TH CENTURY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 68,750 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong

A PUDDINGSTONE SNUFF BOTTLE
QING DYNASTY, 18TH – 19TH CENTURY

Provenance

Y.F. Yang, Hong Kong, 13th November 1972 (HK$5,000).

Catalogue Note

According to Bob C. Stevens in The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles, New York and Tokyo, 1976, puddingstones are 'conglomerates of sedimentary rocks, composed of a cementing matrix holding numerous rounded pebbles, which vary in size, shape, color, textures, hardness, and mineral content.' He illustrates a puddingstone bottle, also carved with mask and mock-ring handles, op.cit., p. 167, fig. 618.

Clare Lawrence, in her discussion of a puddingstone bottle in the Monimar Collection, Miniature Masterpieces from the Middle Kingdom: The Monimar Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles. London, 1996, p. 107, states that 'Western collectors have traditionally found "puddingstone" bottles to be most attractive if the irregular pebbles in the matrix are of a larger size.' 

Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection

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Hong Kong