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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 581

    A MOLDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1830-1880

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    Estimate

    A MOLDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1830-1880
    The bottle is molded in high relief with a sinuous iron-red dragon on one side and a green, yellow and black phoenix on the reverse. Both are shown on a ground of polychrome scrolling clouds and flames while pursuing a flaming pearl. The base has a four-character inscription in iron red reading 'Precious Collection of Yingchuan'.
    2 ¾ in. (7.3 cm.) high, resin stopper


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    Provenance

    Robert Hall, London, 1997.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2517.