• Lot 56

    RARE ET IMPORTANTE TABATIERE EN EMAUX DE PEKIN

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, ATELIERS IMPERIAUX, BEIJING, MARQUE YUZHI A QUATRE CARACTERES ET EPOQUE QIANLONG, 1770-1799

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    RARE ET IMPORTANTE TABATIERE EN EMAUX DE PEKIN
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, ATELIERS IMPERIAUX, BEIJING, MARQUE YUZHI A QUATRE CARACTERES ET EPOQUE QIANLONG, 1770-1799
    De forme balustre allongée, décorée en émaux polychromes d'une scène continue représentant un couple de faisans posés sur un rocher, sous un arbre feuillagé, trois oiseaux perchés sur les branchages d'un pin, surplombant un bosquet de pivoines, le pied et le col rehaussés de frises de grecques, la base portant une marque yuzhi à quatre caractères, le bouchon en métal ciselé
    Hauteur avec le bouchon: 8,5 cm. (3 3/8 in.)


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    There is a series of Beijing enamel snuff bottles which can be dated to the last decades of the reign of Qianlong, among which are several of varying shapes decorated with a similar design of pairs of birds, representing marital harmony.
    A bottle with the same pattern although of different shape from the Meriem Collection, Part II, was sold in our New York Rooms, 19 March 2008, lot 252.

    See the exhibition catalogue, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Snuff Bottles of the Ch'ing Dynasty, p.51, nos.14 and 15; and for a third, see R. Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, p.9, no.8. A fourth bottle in the Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection, Seattle Art Museum, has a Jiaqing reign mark, which reinforces the dating of the group to the late eighteenth century.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Post Lot Text

    A RARE AND IMPORTANT BEIJING ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, IMPERIAL WORKSHOPS, BEIJING, QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER YUZHI MARK AND OF THE PERIOD, 1770-1799