21 March 2013,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 40,000
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN QUADRILOBED SNUFF BOTTLE
JIAQING FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED IN A LINE AND OF THE PERIOD, 1796-1820
Each convex side of the begonia-shaped bottle is decorated with chrysanthemum and begonia within a double line border, and the narrow sides and neck are decorated with flower sprays reserved on a soft lemon-yellow ground.
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, coral stopper
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