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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 414

    A SILVER AND GILT WIRE-INLAID LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE

    SIGNED XIAOSHAN, DATED RENCHEN DONGRI (WINTER 1892)

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    A SILVER AND GILT WIRE-INLAID LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE
    SIGNED XIAOSHAN, DATED RENCHEN DONGRI (WINTER 1892)
    The bottle is inlaid on one side with a scene of a figure in a sampan before a large rocky cliff with willowy trees, and a four-character cyclical date and a seal reading Xiaoshan (Understanding Mountain). The reverse is decorated with two archaic bronze vessels and a four-character inscription referencing the vessels reading xing zhi ya ding.
    2 ½ in. (6.4 cm.) high, glass stopper


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    For a similar bottle see Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Volume 7, Part 2, Hong Kong, 2009, pp. 430-31, no. 1646, where it is noted that this type of bottle belongs to a group that was probably inspired by inside-painted glass bottles from the Zhou Leyuan school. Other comparable examples from the group are noted by the authors on page 431.

    Provenance

    Robert Hall, London, 2007.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4683.