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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 511

    TWO MOLDED FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1870

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    TWO MOLDED FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1870
    The first bottle is decorated in high relief with The Eighteen Luohan in brightly colored enamels with gilt highlights, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark. The second bottle is decorated with a continuous scene of nine bats flying amidst scrolling clouds on a textured white ground.
    2 ½ in. (6.4 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

    The first bottle:
    Bentley Collection.
    Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2008.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4871.
    The second bottle:
    Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2009.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4947.


    Literature

    C. & M. Chu, The Bentley Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles, Los Angeles, 2008, p. 110 (bottom) (first bottle).