• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

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

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1158

    A RARE MOLDED AND ENAMELLED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

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

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    A RARE MOLDED AND ENAMELLED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
    IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN IMPERIAL KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
    Of flattened ovoid form, crisply molded and painted in emerald-green with a writhing five-clawed dragon chasing an iron-red flaming pearl, the dragon's scales very finely painted in black enamel and its claws and teeth in white enamel, enamelled porcelain stopper
    2¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Hugh M. Moss, London, 1971.
    Henry Hilston, Los Angeles, 1983.
    Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Holden Collection; Christie's, New York, 21 March 2000, lot 5.


    Literature

    H.M. Moss, Snuff Bottles of China, Hong Kong, 1971, no. 296 and back jacket.
    R.R. Holden, Rivers and Mountains Far From the World, Hong Kong, 1994, pp. 32-33, no. 5.