An extremely rare slip decorated Yixing snuff bottle  Qianlong mark, 1770-1795
Lot 31
An extremely rare slip decorated Yixing snuff bottle Qianlong mark, 1770-1795
Sold for US$ 32,500 inc. premium
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An extremely rare slip decorated Yixing snuff bottle  Qianlong mark, 1770-1795 An extremely rare slip decorated Yixing snuff bottle  Qianlong mark, 1770-1795
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Property of Dr. Martin Roshco
An extremely rare slip decorated Yixing snuff bottle
Qianlong mark, 1770-1795
Of rounded rectangular form, with a cylindrical neck and flat lip, and tapering to a recessed foot surrounded by an oval foot rim, reserved on each side with a recessed panel, finely carved and decorated in white slip, on one side a moonlit landscape with a pavilion, and on the other a bat and blossoming branch, the foot with an incised inscription reading Qianlong in seal script.
2 1/2in (6.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • 宜興紫砂堆料山水鼻煙壺
    乾隆

    Provenance: Pierrette Di-Donna, 1986

    It is likely that this bottle belongs to those that were produced by "The Slip Master". For more on this artist and his snuff bottles and teapots which corroborate his producing works for the Imperial Court see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol.6 pp 941-945.
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