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    Sale 7581

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Export Art

    13 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 5

    A MOULDED AND ENAMELLED SQUIRREL-FORM PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

    1850-1940

    Price Realised  

    A MOULDED AND ENAMELLED SQUIRREL-FORM PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
    1850-1940
    Well modelled in the round and enamelled in vivid colours as a squirrel grasping onto a branch of fruiting grape vine, stopper
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Ambassador T. T. Li, Shanghai, before 1939
    The J & J Collection, Christie's Hong Kong, 25 April 2004, lot 875


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN


    Literature

    Moss et. al., The Art ot the Chinese Snuff Bottle, The J & J Collection, vol. 1, no. 244
    The Art of Chinese Snuff Bottle, Poly Art Museum, Beijing, p. 93


    Exhibited

    Havana, Cuba, 1945
    Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago, Chile, 1968
    Christie's New York, 1993
    Empress Place Museum, Singapore, 1994
    Museum fur Kunsthandwerk, Frankfurt, 1996-1997
    Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1997
    Naples Museum of Art, Florida, 2001 - 2002
    Portland Museum of Art, Portland, Oregon, 2002
    National Museum of History, Taipei, 2002
    International Asian Art Fair, Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, 2003
    Poly Art Museum, Beijing, 2003