A blue and white porcelain 'boys' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Lot 212
A blue and white porcelain 'boys' snuff bottle Qing dynasty
Sold for HK$ 6,875 (US$ 887) inc. premium
Lot Details
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 blue and white porcelain 'boys' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty
The cylindrical body rising to a thin waisted neck, the exterior painted with a continuous scene joyous boys playing amongst a jardinière and rockworks, the base with Kangxi six-character apocryphal mark in underglaze-blue.
6.9cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清 青花畫百子圖鼻煙壺 青花「大清康熙年製」楷書款

    Provenance 來源:
    Collection of Jacqueline Sheldon

    The depiction of a boy falling into a jardinière suggest reference to the story of Sima Guang breaking the vessel to rescue a friend from drowning.
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