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LIVE AUCTION FEBRUARY 29TH, 2024 - OPPORTUNITY AUCTION

Painted glass snuff bottle, Zhou Leyuan, Qing dynasty

Lot 182.
Deposit. -
Output Value. 200 €
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Description.

Snuff bottle made of hand-painted glass inside. The shape is similar to a vase with a short neck and a lid with a green gem. The interior is painted with a landscape with two characters under a tree in the vicinity of a lake. On the upper side it indicates an inscription "夏 歲在丁亥冬 上浣周樂元" followed by a red seal. And on the opposite side is a poem "丁丑冬日 泉眼無聲惜細流 樹陰照水愛晴柔 周樂元" with date, author of the poem and a red stamp. In very good condition, with wear.

Provenance: European collection, England.

References:

Christie's "An inside-painted glass snuff bottle," December 1-14, lot 42.

The Palace Museum "Snuff bottle. Zhou Leyuan" reference number: 13780[1024].

Size: 9.8 x 2.9 x 5.1 cm; Weight: 98 g.

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