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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 451

    THREE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1910

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    THREE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1910
    The first, 1820-1880, is decorated in iron-red with a central lotus blossom below a shou medallion and bat, the narrow sides with mask and ring handles, and an apocryphal Yongzheng mark is on the base. The second bottle, 1840-1910, is decorated on each side with a red and a green dragon encircling a flaming pearl on a carved white ground of waves, the narrow sides with blue and pink lotus blossoms on a yellow sgraffito ground, and the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark. The third bottle, 1840-1880, is decorated with an iron-red dragon above blue enameled waves.
    2 ½, 2 3/8 and 2 7/8 in. (6.4, 6 and 7.2 cm.) high, glass, stone and jadeite stopper


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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

    The first bottle:
    John Sinclair, California.
    Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2011.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5158.
    The second bottle:
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2011.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5248.
    The third bottle:
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2012.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5300.