An incredibly rare Dehua ware figural snuff bottle 1750-1850

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Lot 24
An incredibly rare Dehua ware figural snuff bottle
1750-1850

Sold for US$ 31,250 inc. premium

Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles

20 Mar 2012, 10:00 EDT

New York

Property of Dr. Martin Roshco
An incredibly rare Dehua ware figural snuff bottle
1750-1850
Of figural form, of a young scholar, with an opening at the crown of his head, his arms cradling a tablet reading san yuan (a reference to successfully passing all levels of the imperial examinations) with flowing robes, his feet unglazed.
3in (7.5cm) high

Footnotes

  • 瓷胎德化人物鼻煙壺

    Provenance:
    E & J Frankel, New York, 1986

    See Robert Kleiner, Treasures from the Sanctum of Enlightened Respect, vol 1, for the only other known bottle in Dehua ware.
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An incredibly rare Dehua ware figural snuff bottle 1750-1850
An incredibly rare Dehua ware figural snuff bottle 1750-1850
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