FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 18th/19th century (4)

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Lot 211
FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
18th/19th century

Sold for US$ 2,167 inc. premium

Chinese Works of Art

17 Dec 2019, 10:00 PST

Los Angeles

FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
18th/19th century
The first a blue and white conjoined bottle, painted with a parliament of magpies perched in the branches of blossoming plum trees, the foot of one inscribed ya, the other inscribed zhi; the second a famille verte bottle, of flattened pear shape, each side with a quatrefoil panel with raised border enclosing a landscape scene; the third a doucai bottle of flattened circular form, each main side painted with a scene of an oxherd riding an ox, accented with gilt, the foot inscribed with a four-character Qianlong mark; the fourth a Guangxu period famille verte bottle painted with nine playful lions and cubs.
2 1/2in (6.4cm) high, the tallest (4).

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The first:
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
    Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine Chinese Jades, Works of Art and Snuff Bottles, 26-27 February 1981, lot 76
    The second:
    Sotheby's, New York, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art including Snuff Bottles and Chinese Paintings, 21 January 1982, lot 73
    The third:
    Sotheby's, New York, Chinese Ceramics and Works of art including snuff bottles and Chinese paintings, 21 January 1982, lot 86
    The fourth:
    Alice B. McReynolds Collection
    Sotheby's, Los Angeles, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the collection of Alice B McReynolds, 31 October 1984, lot 1

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FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 18th/19th century (4)
FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 18th/19th century (4)
FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 18th/19th century (4)
FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 18th/19th century (4)
FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 18th/19th century (4)
FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 18th/19th century (4)
FOUR PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES 18th/19th century (4)
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