View full screen - View 1 of Lot 30. A rare embellished gilt-copper and basse taille enamel snuff box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Canton, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 廣東 鎏金銅嵌寳雙喜花卉紋小蓋盒.
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A rare embellished gilt-copper and basse taille enamel snuff box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Canton, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 廣東 鎏金銅嵌寳雙喜花卉紋小蓋盒

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Estimate:

12,000 - 15,000 GBP

A rare embellished gilt-copper and basse taille enamel snuff box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Canton, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 廣東 鎏金銅嵌寳雙喜花卉紋小蓋盒

A rare embellished gilt-copper and basse taille enamel snuff box and cover, Qing Dynasty, Canton, Qianlong period | 清乾隆 廣東 鎏金銅嵌寳雙喜花卉紋小蓋盒

Estimate:

12,000 - 15,000 GBP

Lot sold:

13,860

GBP

A rare embellished gilt-copper and basse taille enamel snuff box and cover

Qing Dynasty, Canton, Qianlong period

清乾隆 廣東 鎏金銅嵌寳雙喜花卉紋小蓋盒


of oval form rising from a flat base, the cover decorated in gold foil with a central double xi character between butterflies and floral sprays and enclosed by a rope twist band, all depicted on a bright green ground executed in basse taille technique, bordered a band of facetted red glass stones, the sides finely incised and gilt with panels of leafy florettes on a dense ground, the base and interior richly gilt

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Length 6.7 cm, 2 5/8 in.

Overall good condition. There is very light wear to the enamels and the gilding and small losses to the lead on the mirror inside the cover.


中文内容僅供參考,請以英文原版爲準。整體品相良好,通體有少許輕微磨損,盒内鏡子有少許缺損。


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Formerly in a French collection.

法國舊藏

The technique of using transparent enamel over a patterned metal body was introduced to Chinese craftsmen in the 18th century. Small precious snuff gold boxes and pocket watches came to the attention of the Qing court when they were gifted to the Imperial family by Jesuit missionaries. In Canton, the basse taille technique was then developed and perfected by skilled artisans already familiar with the technique of cloisonne and painted enamels. Pieces such as the present lot came to the Qing court as tributes by Guangdong officials. Several examples in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, are illustrated in The Complete Treasures of the Palace Museum - Metal-Bodied Enamel Ware, vol. 43, Hong Kong, 2002, pp. 252-256, nos. 238-241.