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Lot 22: A rare Robin's Egg porcelain snuff bottle Jing Wei Tang marked
October 22, 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: Qing (1644-1911)
Shaped as a pressed pear and covered with a spotted, turquoise, blue and violet enamel; at the inside of the raised foot is the three-character, blue mark Jing Wei Tang (æ•¬ç•å ‚). Missing cover. Period: 18th-19th Century.See another similar robin's egg enamel at Christie's, SALE 6052 â€“ CHRISTIE's INTERIORS; 16 May 2012, London, South Kensinghton;lot. 631, the vase on the left.
Il marchio Jing Wei Tang Zhi mark is a hallmark that can be translated as: "made for the Veneration and Respect Hall". See the translation made by Sotheby's, SALE NUMBER L12215, CHINESE CERAMICS FROM THE COLLECTION OF PETER AND NANCY THOMPSON; 07 November 2012, London; lot.70; see also Nagel, Fine Asian Art, Auction 722; 05/06 June 2015; lot. 1969.
Another possible translation is: Made for the Respectful Astonishment Hall". See translation made by Christie's, SALE 1264 â€“ FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART; CHINA IV; 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza; see also Bonhams, AUCTION 18827: FINE CHINESE ART; 12 May 2011, London, New Bond Street; lot. 494.
This Hall was presumably located in the Forbidden City. See Bonhams, AUCTION 18827: FINE CHINESE ART; 12 May 2011; London, New Bond Street; lot. 494, catalogue notes.
dimensions: height 7 cm.