A famille rose flattened spade-shaped snuff bottle Qianlong seal mark
Lot 215
A 'famille rose' enamel on porcelain flattened spade-shaped snuff bottle Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period
Sold for HK$ 37,500 (US$ 4,834) inc. premium

Lot Details
A famille rose flattened spade-shaped snuff bottle Qianlong seal mark
The Property of a Lady
A 'famille rose' enamel on porcelain flattened spade-shaped snuff bottle
Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period
Of flattened section supported on a convex rectangular foot, brilliantly enamelled on both sides with a wondrous landscape scene framed by a panel, one side with a yellow-robed dignitary and a fan-bearer beside a boy with a wrapped package, the reverse with an aubergine-robed dignitary and yellow-jacketed attendant.
5.8cm high.

Footnotes

  • 清乾隆 瓷胎畫粉彩人物圖鼻煙壺 青花「乾隆年製」篆書款

    Provenance 來源:
    Acquired by the Queen's Messenger, Colonel Henry Norman Drake 1963-64, Northamptonshire in Beijing and brought to Britain in the 1960s, and thence by descent

    For a closely related example which shares the same rare four-character underglaze-blue Qianlong seal mark as the current bottle, see the example from the Mary and George Bloch collection, illustrated in A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2008, Vol. 6, pg. 405, no. 1180.
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