Snuff bottles from the collection of Jacqueline Sheldon (neé Anisfeld), purchased at London auctions in the 1970s under the guidance of Hans Goldsteinher (lots 201-212)
A conjoined twin double-gourd gilt-bronze and cloisonné-enamelled snuff bottle
Late Qing dynasty / Republican period Joined at the upper and lower torso, each curvaceous body with intense leafy C-scrolls issuing from stylised lotus blossoms under a band of ruyi heads, all enamelled in various colours of white, yellow, red, pink and green on a rich blue ground. 5.2cm high.
晚清 / 民國 銅胎掐絲琺瑯纏枝蓮花紋雙連葫蘆形鼻煙壺
Provenance 來源: Christie's London, 15 July 1981, lot 311 Collection of Jacqueline Sheldon
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