• Lot 198

    TABATIERE IMPERIALE EN EMAUX DE CANTON

    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUE A QUATRE CARACTERES ET EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)

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    TABATIERE IMPERIALE EN EMAUX DE CANTON
    CHINE, DYNASTIE QING, MARQUE A QUATRE CARACTERES ET EPOQUE QIANLONG (1736-1795)
    De forme ovoïde aplatie, les deux faces ornées d'un cartouche à décor de femmes, celles-ci vêtues à l'occidentale et figurées assises près de rochers, devant un lac bordé de bâtiments de type européen, les côtés et le col agrémentés de rinceaux et pivoines sur fond jaune, marque à quatre caractères à la base, le bouchon en verre
    Hauteur: 4,7 cm. (1 7/8 in.)


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    See Robert Hall, op.cit, p. 135, where the author discusses the dual development of enamel painting under European supervision, in Beijing and Guangzhou (Canton) during the eighteenth century.

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    Provenance

    Marco Polo, Le Village Suisse, 1982


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF A PRIVATE AMATEUR
    PART ONE


    Post Lot Text

    AN IMPERIAL EUROPEAN-SUBJECT CANTON ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE
    CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)