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Old Fine Chinese Gourd Made Snuff Bottle Double Lions On Surface For Sale
Old Chinese Gourd Snuff Bottle OLD MAN/'SHOU' CHARACTER
Fine Chinese 18th C. Gourd Snuff Bottle.
Gourd bottle, usually called calabash, is a kind of unique artwork of China, which is made based on horticulture, techniques, and the join effort of human and the nature. It was recorded in Wuzazu written by Xie Zhaozhe 400 years ago in Ming dynasty that 'it is very common to see rectangular gourd bottle or the gourd bottle with a poem on it sold in the market. There is no doubt that it must be made with mold', which indicated that gourd bottle had been sold in the market as common merchandise with quite mature technique.
When calabash is soft and tender in growing period, it was stuffed in premade mould and would form specific shaping upon mature. The internal mold was either plain or carved with pattern, so did the calabash. As it said, after gourd bottle techique was introduced into imperial palace, Emperor Kangxi and Qianlong were very fond of calabash, so they didn't only enjoy by themselves but also awarded or presented calabash to ministers or foreign envoy.
This snuff bottle has slim neck and round belly. On the surface of the belly it was designed with double powerful lions playing with a ball. Such playing can be commonly seen in auspicious festivals. Regarding the stopper and the brim of the foot, Ibelieve itis needless to say. Everybody will recognize the material at once if you see it clearly. There's a mark on the bottom indicating the creation period of the snuff bottle. It is a joint work of human and nature.
Height of snuff bottle: 8.6cm (3.39in), Dia. of snuff bottle: 5.0cm (1.97in)
Condition is old but very good.
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Old Fine Chinese Gourd Made Snuff Bottle Double Lions On Surface: $109