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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 499

    TWO PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1770-1900

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    TWO PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1770-1900
    The first bottle, 1840-1900, is decorated with iron-red seals on both sides and with a four-character inscription on the base reading zizi sunsun ('Sons and Grandsons [to be treasured forever]'). The second bottle, 1770-1830, is a rare export example with a stippled white ground decorated on each side with a famille rose ovoid floral panel.
    3 and 3 1/8 in. (7.6 and 8 cm.) high, jadeite and hardstone stoppers


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    For an export porcelain bottle related to the second example, see Moss, Graham, Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, The J & J Collection, New York, 1993, Vol. I, p. 289, no. 230.

    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

    First bottle:
    Robert Hall, London, 2008.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4880.
    Second bottle:
    Robert Kleiner, London, 2002.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3494