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Auction archive: Lot number 589

TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES

Estimate
US$3,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:
US$3,750
Auction archive: Lot number 589

TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES

Estimate
US$3,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:
US$3,750
Beschreibung:

TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1860-1890
TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1860-1890 The first, dated 1882, is a rare six-color bottle with translucent overlay of purple, green, amber, blue, and red carved through to the opaque white ground on one side with three boys at play and a seal reading renwu (1882), the reverse decorated with a scene of a cat, bats, root vegetables, a ruyi scepter and flowering branches in vases, all between mask-and-ring handles on the narrow sides. The second bottle, 1860-1890, is carved through the translucent green overlay to the opaque white ground with a long-tailed bird perched on a branch of bamboo and inscribed Xiaomei zuo , the reverse shows a river scene with a single figure in a boat, with a seal reading zheng ke ('just right'). 2 3/8 and 2 ½ in. (6 and 6.4 cm.) high, glass stoppers

Auction archive: Lot number 589
Auction:
Datum:
16 Mar 2016
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
Beschreibung:

TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES
YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1860-1890
TWO OVERLAY GLASS SNUFF BOTTLES YANGZHOU SCHOOL, 1860-1890 The first, dated 1882, is a rare six-color bottle with translucent overlay of purple, green, amber, blue, and red carved through to the opaque white ground on one side with three boys at play and a seal reading renwu (1882), the reverse decorated with a scene of a cat, bats, root vegetables, a ruyi scepter and flowering branches in vases, all between mask-and-ring handles on the narrow sides. The second bottle, 1860-1890, is carved through the translucent green overlay to the opaque white ground with a long-tailed bird perched on a branch of bamboo and inscribed Xiaomei zuo , the reverse shows a river scene with a single figure in a boat, with a seal reading zheng ke ('just right'). 2 3/8 and 2 ½ in. (6 and 6.4 cm.) high, glass stoppers

Auction archive: Lot number 589
Auction:
Datum:
16 Mar 2016
Auction house:
Christie's
New York
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