View full screen - View 1 of Lot 1084. A group of three snuff bottles, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century | 清十八至十九世紀 瓷胎鋪首鼻煙壺、水晶鋪首鼻煙壺 及 攪料仿玉髓鼻煙壺一組三件.
1084

A group of three snuff bottles, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century | 清十八至十九世紀 瓷胎鋪首鼻煙壺、水晶鋪首鼻煙壺 及 攪料仿玉髓鼻煙壺一組三件

No reserve

Reserves

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection 雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品

A group of three snuff bottles, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century | 清十八至十九世紀 瓷胎鋪首鼻煙壺、水晶鋪首鼻煙壺 及 攪料仿玉髓鼻煙壺一組三件

A group of three snuff bottles, Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century | 清十八至十九世紀 瓷胎鋪首鼻煙壺、水晶鋪首鼻煙壺 及 攪料仿玉髓鼻煙壺一組三件

No reserve

Estimate:

6,000 - 8,000 HKD

Lot sold:

9,450

HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection

A group of three snuff bottles,

Qing dynasty, 18th - 19th century

雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品

清十八至十九世紀 瓷胎鋪首鼻煙壺、水晶鋪首鼻煙壺 及 攪料仿玉髓鼻煙壺一組三件


Comprising a robin's egg glazed bottle with apocryphal Qianlong mark, a rock crystal bottle, and a chalcedony-imtation swirled glass snuff bottle, hardstone and jadeite stoppers

瓷胎鼻煙壺:《乾隆年製》仿款

5.4 to 7.1 cm

Tiny nicks on the mouth rims of the rock crystal and glass bottles. The rock crystal bottle with inherent inclusions. All three are in good overall condition, with very minor surface wear.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Swirled glass bottle:
Robert Kleiner, 'The Tuyet Nguyet Collection of Snuff Bottles and Saucers', Arts of Asia, November-December 1998, no. 25.

攪料仿玉髓鼻煙壺:
Robert Kleiner,〈雪月藏鼻煙壺及鼻煙碟〉,《亞洲藝術》,1998年11/12月,編號25
The Qing love affair with glass extended to its use in imitating other materials and the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection has several interesting examples, such as the swirled glass bottle in the present lot, which imitates chalcedony with brown splashes and dates to the mid-Qing period 1780-1850, when the snuff bottle was beginning to move away from its Imperial roots to seek a wider acceptance.

For other imitation examples in the collection, see lot 1029 a white nephrite-imitation glass bottle and lot 1055 an aragonite-imitation glass bottle.