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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 546

    A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

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

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    A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
    IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
    The rounded rectangular bottle is enameled on both sides with a rooster standing on a rock amidst cockscomb.
    2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, glass stopper


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    The imagery of the rooster (gongji) and cockscomb (jiguanhua) relates the wish to receive a continual rise in rank (guanshang jiaguan).

    Provenance

    Robert Kleiner, London, 2003.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3761.