• Lot 33

    TABATIERE EN PORCELAINE POLYCHROME

    CHINE, XIXEME SIECLE

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TABATIERE EN PORCELAINE POLYCHROME
    CHINE, XIXEME SIECLE
    Emaillée bleu, brun et rouge avec des rehauts d'or, en forme de lion bouddhique, ce dernier représenté couché, le pelage finement rendu, la crinière bouclée, les yeux émaillés noirs et verts, la gueule ouverte, les crocs plantés dans une balle rehaussée d'un ruban, les pattes avant maintenant le jouet en place, le bouchon en métal
    Longueur avec le bouchon: 7,6 cm. (3 in.)


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    For an identical white enamelled bottle, see lot 31 of the present sale. Other examples of molded snuff bottles are illustrated in Michael C. Hughes, The Blair Bequest. Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002, pp. 210-211.

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    " f " : In addition to the regular Buyer’s premium, a commission of 7% (i.e. 7.49% inclusive of VAT for books, 8.372% inclusive of VAT for the other lots) of the hammer price will be charged to the buyer. It will be refunded to the Buyer upon proof of export of the lot outside the European Union within the legal time limit.(Please refer to section VAT refunds)


    Provenance

    Bob C. Stevens.
    Sotheby's New York, 26 March 1982, lot 50.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF CHARLES V. SWAIN


    Literature

    Bob C. Stevens, The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles, no.1007.
    Hugh Moss, Chinese Snuff Bottles, 4, p.44.


    Exhibited

    Mikimoto, catalogue no.64.


    Post Lot Text

    A MOLDED POLYCHROME-ENAMELLED PORCELAIN BUDDHIST LION SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, 19TH CENTURY