An enamelled porcelain 'dogs and doves' snuff bottle Daoguang four-character iron-red seal mark and of the period
Lot 209
A 'famille rose' enamel on porcelain 'Pekinese dogs and doves' snuff bottle Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period
Sold for HK$ 68,750 (US$ 8,857) inc. premium

Lot Details
A 'famille rose' enamel on porcelain 'Pekinese dogs and doves' snuff bottle Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period
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 'famille rose' enamel on porcelain 'Pekinese dogs and doves' snuff bottle
Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period
Of flattened globular form supported on a recessed oval foot, enamelled on one side with two frolicking Pekinese dogs and the other with a pair of doves, all flanked by a pair of taotie mask handles at the shoulders.
5.3cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清道光 瓷胎畫粉彩狗與鴿子鼻煙壺 礬紅「道光年製」篆書款

    Provenance 來源:
    Christie's London, 15 July 1981, lot 422
    Collection of Jacqueline Sheldon

    The motif of Pekinese dogs with doves is a popular one in the Daoguang period, apparently because his exalted concubine was fond of little dogs, and he was a breeder of pigeons. For a closely related example in the Palace Museum, Beijing, see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, pg.227, no.348. See also an example of a Daoguang reign-marked snuff bottle with two doves, but just one dog, in the Mary and George Bloch collection, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Volume 6, Hong Kong, 2008, pg.710, no.1327.
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