• Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5812

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art and Textiles

    6 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 227

    AN ENAMELLED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE, 20TH CENTURY

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    Estimate

    AN ENAMELLED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE, 20TH CENTURY
    with rounded body and twin beast-head and fixed ring handles, painted to the centre with the shuangyu (paired fish) symbol and one of the eight Buddhistic precious objects, surrounded by scrolling foliage on a turquoise ground, iron-red seal mark to base -- 2in. (5.2cm.) high, with porcelain stopper, fitted wood stand.


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    Provenance

    From an English private collection acquired in China during the 1940's.