A turquoise-glazed moulded and reticulated porcelain snuff bottle and stopper 1790-1840
Lot 344*
A turquoise-glazed moulded and reticulated porcelain snuff bottle and stopper 1790-1840
Sold for £1,200 (US$ 1,960) inc. premium

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Snuff Bottles
A turquoise-glazed moulded and reticulated porcelain snuff bottle and stopper
1790-1840
Carved in high relief with a long-bodied dragon on one side and a flying phoenix on the other, the flaring neck with a key-fret band, (flaked).
8.5cm (3 1/in) high. (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance: The Ray Reif Collection, Vancouver, sold at Christie's New York, 18 October 1993, lot 21

    For other similar examples see Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles in the Mary and George Bloch Collection, 1995, no.211 (colour plate), where a date of 1770-1820 is suggested; Chinese Snuff bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1977, no.67; Hugh Moss Vol 5. pl. 29; and Geng Baochang and Zhao Binghua, Gems of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 1992, p.138, no.148.

    This design can be found in a variety of colours, see Michael C. Hughes, The Blair Request, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, 2002, p.202-203, no.266 and 268.
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