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    Sale 12291

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles Part I

    9 November 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 307

    A RARE AND FINELY ENAMELLED FAMILLE ROSE GLASS 'LANDSCAPE' SNUFF BOTTLE

    QIANLONG PERIOD, YANGZHOU WORKSHOPS, 1770-1790

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE AND FINELY ENAMELLED FAMILLE ROSE GLASS 'LANDSCAPE' SNUFF BOTTLE
    QIANLONG PERIOD, YANGZHOU WORKSHOPS, 1770-1790
    The snuff bottle is skilfully shaped as a flattened double-gourd, with the sides exquisitely decorated with a continuous riverside landscape scene featuring tall trees, mountains, pavilions and a fisherman in a sampan. The concave base bears a three-character gu yue xuan mark written in zhuanshu script in iron-red.
    2 ½ in. (6.3 cm.) high


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    See a similar double gourd shaped enamelled glass snuff bottle sold in Christies New York, 24 March 2011, lot 1581.
    Also see a plain white glass snuff bottle with the same double-gourd shape from the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 1 June 2015, lot 115.

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    Provenance

    With Robert Kleiner, London, June 2010.
    Formerly in a private collection in California.
    The K.H. Yeo Collection of Chinese Enamelled Glass Wares.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTOR (LOTS 307-311 INCLUSIVE)


    Literature

    Yeo. K.H., The Master Enameller, Hong Kong, 2014, pp. 74-75, no. 11.