16 March 2016,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 2,125
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE
QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER CARVED MARK AND POSSIBLY OF THE PERIOD
The bottle is decorated overall with the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang) on a black ground,
2 1/16 in. (5.1 cm.) high, original cloisonné enamel stopper
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
+1 212 636 2180
This unusual bottle is part of a larger group that has recently been re-examined. Once thought to have been produced in the 1960s, the group has now been attributed to the regional production of Guangzhou or Jiujiang during the Qianlong period.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5398.
The tiny and exquisitely beautiful curiosities that once housed tobacco are highly prized. Specialist Margi Gristina advises on..
Interior designer Alidad on a set of Chinese porcelain pieces that he finds reassuringly welcoming