Two enameled porcelain snuff bottles 19th and 20th century (2)

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Lot 704
Two enameled porcelain snuff bottles
19th and 20th century

US$ 1,500 - 2,000
£ 1,100 - 1,500
Two enameled porcelain snuff bottles
19th and 20th century
The first a tapering ovoid bottle painted in enamels, iron-red and gilt highlight depicting the ancient mythological figure Kui Xing gliding over clouds above a river with a carp jumping towards the Dragon Gate, the underside inscribed with a Xianfeng four-character mark in seal script, of the period; the second a meiping-form bottle, 20th century, painted with a scholar accompanied by his servant holding a qin standing under a pine near rocks, the underside bearing an apocryphal Jiaqing mark.
2 7/8 and 3in (7.3 and 7.6cm) high (2).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    'Kui Xing' bottle: Chinese Arts & Cratfs Ltd., Hong Kong, 13 April 2000
    Scholar and attendant bottle: Spencer Gallery Inc., Florida, 26 May 1999
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