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Auction archive: Lot number 401

TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES

Estimate
US$3,500 - US$4,500
Price realised:
US$1,875
Auction archive: Lot number 401

TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES

Estimate
US$3,500 - US$4,500
Price realised:
US$1,875
Beschreibung:

TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
YANGZHOU, 1830-1890
TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES YANGZHOU, 1830-1890 The first is carved through the red and pink overlay to the opaque white ground on one side with a scene of Mi Fu bowing before a large rock below a three-character inscription reading bai shi tu ('bowing to the rock'), the reverse carved with two fish swimming in a pond, with millet and flowers growing amidst rocks in the foreground, the sides with mask-and-ring handles. The second is carved with a continuous scene that includes a figure crossing a bridge over a lotus pond with sampans in the distance below an inscription reading shi li he xiang ('ten li of lotus fragrance') on one side, and a house amidst pine and bamboo, as well as a seal reading jixiang ('auspiciousness') on the reverse. 2 3/8 and 2 1/8 in. (6 and 5.3 cm.) high, shell and glass stoppers

Auction archive: Lot number 401
Auction:
Datum:
15 Mar 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
Beschreibung:

TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
YANGZHOU, 1830-1890
TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES YANGZHOU, 1830-1890 The first is carved through the red and pink overlay to the opaque white ground on one side with a scene of Mi Fu bowing before a large rock below a three-character inscription reading bai shi tu ('bowing to the rock'), the reverse carved with two fish swimming in a pond, with millet and flowers growing amidst rocks in the foreground, the sides with mask-and-ring handles. The second is carved with a continuous scene that includes a figure crossing a bridge over a lotus pond with sampans in the distance below an inscription reading shi li he xiang ('ten li of lotus fragrance') on one side, and a house amidst pine and bamboo, as well as a seal reading jixiang ('auspiciousness') on the reverse. 2 3/8 and 2 1/8 in. (6 and 5.3 cm.) high, shell and glass stoppers

Auction archive: Lot number 401
Auction:
Datum:
15 Mar 2017
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
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