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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 428

    THREE UNDERGLAZE BLUE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

    1821-1940

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    THREE UNDERGLAZE BLUE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
    1821-1940
    The first bottle is decorated with a scene of two scholars on horseback and a figure pushing a wheelchair, the second with a scholar in a pavilion and a fisherman, the third with a hawk and two quail. Each has molded mask and faux ring handles and a shen de tang zhi ('Made for the Hall for the Cultivation of Virtue') mark on the base.
    2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stoppers


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    Provenance

    The first and second bottle:
    John Ault Collection, Bangkok.
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2010.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, nos. 5082, 5083.
    The third bottle:
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2010.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5085.