A duan stone snuff bottle    Likely Imperial, 1760-1820

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Lot 8029
A duan stone snuff bottle
Likely Imperial, 1760-1820

Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium
A duan stone snuff bottle
Likely Imperial, 1760-1820
Of flattened pear shape, with a flat lip and an oval foot rim surrounding a convex foot, each face finely carved in low relief with three stylized kui dragons forming the character for long (dragon), the sides with fixed ring lion mask handles, the lions with the distinctive 'official's hat.'
2 3/8in (6cm) high

Footnotes

  • It is likely that this bottle belongs to a small group of bottles produced in a Guangzhou studio for the court during the late Qianlong/Jiaqing periods. For similar bottles that also bear the distinctive 'Chinese hat' motif, see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles. The Mary and George Bloch Collection , Hong Kong, 1998, vol. 3, no. 393, Moss, Graham and Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, The J & J Collection, New York, 1993, no. 347, and Holden, Rivers and Mountains Far From The World, Hong Kong, 1994, no 4.
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A duan stone snuff bottle    Likely Imperial, 1760-1820
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