• Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works  auction at Christies

    Sale 2196

    Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    15 September 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 194

    TWO ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

    19TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    TWO ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
    19TH CENTURY
    Comprising a rounded-rectangular bottle, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red in a line and of the period (1821-1850), decorated with an overall design of magpies in flight, stopper; and an ovoid bottle enameled with a continuous scene of two figures seated on a bench in a garden setting, a third figure shown in the act of falling and dropping two water buckets carried on a pole, the base with seven-character inscription in iron red describing the scene, stopper
    2 3/8 and 2 1/16 in. (6 and 5.2 cm.) high (2)


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    Provenance

    Bottle with magpies: Norris Wood Collection, Graemeshall House, Holme, Orkney.
    Bottle with figural scene: M. Keynes Collection.