• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 195

    A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED IN A LINE, 1790-1820

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED IN A LINE, 1790-1820
    Of flattened, high-shouldered tapering form, finely painted on both sides with numerous boys gathered in a gated setting, some shown carrying lanterns while others carry cymbals and other festive objects, coral stopper
    2 3/8 in. (5.5 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Acquired circa 1960s-1974, and thence by descent within the family.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAMES H. KELLEY