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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 587

    THREE ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

    1820-1890

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    THREE ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
    1820-1890
    The pear-form bottle, 1820-1880, is decorated with a blossoming, gnarled prunus tree with bamboo growing at the base. The second, cylindrical bottle, 1830-1880, is decorated with pale green and orange enamels with figures in a courtyard at night on a black ground. The third bottle, 1840-1890, is painted with an operatic scene on the unglazed biscuit body.
    3, 3 and 3 1/8 in. (7.6, 7.6 and 8 cm.) high, jadeite and glass stoppers


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    Special Notice

    Items which contain rubies or jadeite originating in Burma (Myanmar) may not be imported into the U.S. As a convenience to our bidders, we have marked these lots with Y. Please be advised that a purchaser¹s inability to import any such item into the U.S. or any other country shall not constitute grounds for non-payment or cancellation of the sale. With respect to items that contain any other types of gemstones originating in Burma (e.g., sapphires), such items may be imported into the U.S., provided that the gemstones have been mounted or incorporated into jewellery outside of Burma and provided that the setting is not of a temporary nature (e.g., a string).


    Provenance

    First bottle:
    Christie's New York, 6 February 1994, lot 427.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1214.
    Second bottle:
    Dennis G. Crow, Los Angeles, California 1994.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1272.
    Third bottle:
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 73.