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    Sale 1977

    The Meriem Collection Important Chinese Snuff Bottles, Part II

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 256

    **A BLUE AND WHITE CELADON-GLAZED SNUFF BOTTLE

    JINGDE ZHEN KILNS, 1800-1880

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    **A BLUE AND WHITE CELADON-GLAZED SNUFF BOTTLE
    JINGDE ZHEN KILNS, 1800-1880
    With flat lip and recessed, flat foot surrounded by a circular footrim, decorated in underglaze blue with a continuous design, slightly raised design of a camel rider leading a second camel laden with goods, reserved against a celadon-glazed ground, with gilt-metal stopper
    3 3/64 in.(7.7 cm.) high


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    This bottle belongs to a small but usually impressive group of snuff bottles mostly of cylindrical or meiping form decorated with underglaze cobalt blue and celadon glaze.

    For the importance of the camel in north China, see under lot 206. Camels often appear on mid- to late-Qing snuff bottles made in the north, or for a northern market.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Fox's, St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco.