6 November 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 42,050
Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000
AN ENAMELLED SNUFF BOTTLE, QIANLONG MARK AND OF THE PERIOD (1736-1795)
painted with a seated lady, wearing flowing pink, purple and turquoise robes, leaning upon pierced rockwork, the reverse side with a boy smiling as he looks over his three ram charges, Qianlong blue enamel four-character mark to base, gilt metal mounted rim and foot, with foliate gilt metal stopper -- 2in. (5cm.) high, stopper.
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