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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 519

    AN ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

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

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    AN ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
    IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
    One side is decorated with a large katydid, the other side with three frogs amidst seeding grasses and scattered flower petals.
    2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, amethyst stopper


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    The combination of these two symbols of fertility, a katydid and frogs, on the same bottle is unusual. A bottle combining both frogs and katydids was sold at Christie's New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the J&J Collection, Part II, 30 March 2005, sale 1464, lot 37.

    Also compare to a Daoguang-marked bottle decorated with frogs, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, pl. 350.

    Provenance

    Dennis G. Crow, Los Angeles, California, 1994.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1257.