Made of seven translucent segments: The two main-side panels, a third single piece for the narrow sides, the flat foot and the shoulders, and four rings forming the cylindric neck.
Note the wide opening typical for early bottles.
The construction here is typical of Chinese use of the material in that the two convex main-side panels are fixed to a section that forms the foot, the narrow sides, and the shoulders which has been heated and bent to create the form.
The neck is made of four separate rings.
Apart from the formal language involved in the shape of the bottle, the impression is entirely natural to the material and consists of the lovely sunburst effect of the shell on the two main sides, somewhat exaggerated now that it is empty of snuff and has more light passing through it than it would have had when full.
Note - Dimension : Height including stopper 68 mm. Diameter neck 12 mm and mouth 9 mm
Early 19th century - C.1800
Auction result comparison: Compare with a closely related bottle at Bonham’s Hong Kong on November 28th, 2011, in Fine Chinese Art, lot 132
Good condition with old wear, minor surface scratches and tiny abrasions to foot rim.
Please check pictures for global condition
From a Hungarian private collection.
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- Qing Dynastie (1644-1911)
- Künstler / Schöpfer
- 1720 - 1860
- Titel des Kunstwerks
- A RARE TORTOISESHELL SNUFF BOTTLE
- Guter Zustand, siehe Beschreibung
- 68×40×16 mm