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3003

A Canton Enamel 'European Subject' Snuff Bottle Mark and Period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 銅胎廣東畫琺瑯西洋人物圖鼻煙壺 《乾隆年製》款

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 HKD

A Canton Enamel 'European Subject' Snuff Bottle Mark and Period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 銅胎廣東畫琺瑯西洋人物圖鼻煙壺 《乾隆年製》款

A Canton Enamel 'European Subject' Snuff Bottle Mark and Period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 銅胎廣東畫琺瑯西洋人物圖鼻煙壺 《乾隆年製》款

Estimate:

80,000

to
- 120,000 HKD

Lot sold:

504,000

HKD

A Canton Enamel 'European Subject' Snuff Bottle

Mark and Period of Qianlong

清乾隆 銅胎廣東畫琺瑯西洋人物圖鼻煙壺 《乾隆年製》款


with gilt-bronze stopper

h. 5.9 cm

There are areas of stablisation and repainting, possibly to conceal an earlier dent/crack, especially to the brown sides and one patch to the side painted with two ladies.


小處補釉及加固,可能修補舊傷,特別兩側褐釉處及兩仕女面見一處修鋪。


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.

C.K. Liang, Jade House, Hong Kong, 7th December 1982 (HKD70,000).

梁宗亢,中易公司,香港,1982年12月7日(港幣70,000)

Snuff bottles of this high quality enamelling, especially those with decorative motifs including European subjects so favoured by the Qianlong Emperor, were not only produced in Beijing, but also by private enamellers working in Guangzhou (Canton). Another Canton enamel European-subject snuff bottle from the Qing court collection and still in Beijing, depicting ladies in a rustic landscape, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of TreasuresSnuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, p. 115, pl. 168, where it is recorded that in 1779 a customs supervisor in Guangzhou, Tu Minga, presented the Qianlong Emperor with a set of such snuff bottles, all created in Guangzhou. Such commissions by high officials clearly looking for the most desirable gifts to present to the Emperor were clearly popular at the Court.