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    Sale 12290

    Chinese Ceramics, Works of Art And Textiles Part II

    13 May 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 546

    AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE

    20TH CENTURY

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    AN INSIDE-PAINTED CRYSTAL SNUFF BOTTLE
    20TH CENTURY
    The bottle is decorated with two scholars in a pavilion in a mountainous and rocky, river landscape. The reverse is inscribed with a poetic inscription from Junchen Dui, a conversation between Emperor Tang Taizong (reigned 627-650) and his favourite minister Xu Jingzong, dated summer of the yiyou year, signed Zhou Leyuan, with a seal.
    2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high, stopper


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    Provenance

    The Professor Marcel Van Eyck Collection of Chinese snuff bottles (1910-1933), acquired in 1965.


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