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A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT INCISED WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, COMPLETED AT THE PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760
A VERY RARE AND IMPORTANT INCISED WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE IMPERIAL, COMPLETED AT THE PALACE WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, 1760 Of flattened form with flat lip and recessed, flat rounded-rectangular foot surrounded by a footrim, with a layer of opaque white sandwiched between two transparent layers, carved with raised panels on each side, the two main sides incised in regular script with two parts of a couplet reading 'Moon white and pure as ice, it keeps aromatic vapor and remains unsullied', followed by Qianlong yuzhi ('Made by Imperial command of the Qianlong Emperor') and on the other, '[Like] frost and snowflakes, it embodies the very essence of elegance' followed by 'Composed in the gengchen year' (corresponding to 1760), the narrow sides with mask-and-ring handles, enameled porcelain stopper painted with a floral design, gilt-metal collar 2 3/8 in. (6.03 cm.) high

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Important Chinese Snuff Bottles From The J&J Collection, Part V
Auktionsdatum: 17.09.2008
Adresse: Christie's
17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center