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1055

Four white glass snuff bottles, Qing dynasty, 19th century | 清十九世紀 白料鼻煙壺一組四件

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Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 HKD

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

Four white glass snuff bottles, Qing dynasty, 19th century | 清十九世紀 白料鼻煙壺一組四件

Four white glass snuff bottles, Qing dynasty, 19th century | 清十九世紀 白料鼻煙壺一組四件

No reserve

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 HKD

Lot sold:

17,640

HKD

Property from the Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection

Four white glass snuff bottles,

Qing dynasty, 19th century

雪月藏亞洲藝術珍品

清十九世紀 白料鼻煙壺一組四件


hardstone and jadeite stoppers, the tallest bottle with an apocryphal guyue xuan mark

5.5 to 6.6 cm

All in good overall condition. A minute shallow flake to one bottle (the right bottle in the image). Minor nibbling to the rims. Minor surface wear.


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Aragonite-imitation bottle (2nd bottle to the left):
Robert Kleiner, 'The Tuyet Nguyet Collection of Snuff Bottles and Saucers', Arts of Asia, November-December 1998, no. 23.

仿霰石鼻煙壺(圖左二):
Robert Kleiner,〈雪月藏鼻煙壺及鼻煙碟〉,《亞洲藝術》,1998年11/12月,編號23
'mask handles' oval bottle (1st bottle to the left):
Tina Yee-wan Pang ed., Heavenly Creations, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collections of Anthony Cheung, Humphrey Hui, Po-ming Kwong, Tuyet Nguyet and Christopher Sin, University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2005, cat. no. 23.

扁梨形鋪首鼻煙壺(圖左一):
彭綺雲編,《天地造化:鍾棋偉、許建勳、鄺溥銘、雪月及冼祖謙藏中國鼻煙壺》,香港大學美術博物館,香港,2005年,編號23
The Qing love affair with glass extended to its use in imitating other materials, such as one of the bottles in the present lot, which imitates aragonite, a variety of white marble with its characteristic parallel bands.

The Tuyet Nguyet and Stephen Markbreiter Collection includes several other interesting imitation examples: lot 1084 a chalcedony-imitation glass bottle, and lot 1029 a white nephrite-imitation. These bottles all date 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.