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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 467

    THREE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1880

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    THREE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1880
    The first bottle, 1830-1880, is decorated with seven multi-colored five-clawed dragons pursuing pearls on an incised ground of white clouds, and the base with an iron-red dragon clutching a gold pearl. The second bottle, 1820-1870, is decorated with incised flowers between underglaze blue bands of the Eight Buddhist Emblems (bajixiang). The third bottle, Daoguang four-character mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850), is decorated with a scene of figures on horseback in iron-red on a black ground.
    2 ¾, 2 and 1 5/8 in. (7, 5.1 and 6.6 cm.) high, glass and agate stoppers


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    Provenance

    The first bottle:
    John Ault Collection, Bangkok.
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2011.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5140.
    The second bottle:
    Robert Hall, London, 2011.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5119.
    The third bottle:
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2009.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4969.