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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 477

    A FAMILLE ROSE MOLDED PORCELAIN 'LUOHAN' SNUFF BOTTLE

    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1780-1810

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    A FAMILLE ROSE MOLDED PORCELAIN 'LUOHAN' SNUFF BOTTLE
    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1780-1810
    The sides are molded in high relief with the Eighteen Luohan with their attributes, all on a gilt ground.
    2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, glass stopper


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    Similar bottles molded with luohan are illustrated by B. Stevens, The Collector's Book of Snuff Bottles, New York, 1976, p. 95, no. 278; by M. Hughes, The Blair Bequest, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002, p. 195, no. 252; and by H. Moss, Snuff Bottles of China, London, 1971, pp.126-27, no. 297. A cream-glazed example in the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by H. White, Snuff Bottles from China, London, 1992, pl. 115, no. 3. Another comparable bottle molded with the Eighteen Luohan, from the J & J Collection, was sold at Christie's New York, 17 September 2008, lot 52.

    Provenance

    Robert Hall, London, 2010.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5074.