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    Sale 11786

    The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part II

    16 March 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 431

    A FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT-DECORATED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

    IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

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    A FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT-DECORATED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
    IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
    The bottle is decorated on one side with an elephant with turned head, its back draped with a blanket beneath a gu-shaped vase, the reverse with a grass-filled jardinière raised on a stand beside a rock and asters.
    2 3/8 in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper


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    A similar Daoguang period bottle with elephant decoration, but without a mark, from The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Part I, was sold at Christie's New York, 16 September 2015, lot 279.

    Provenance

    Robert Hall, London, 2012.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5351.