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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 419

    TWO PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES

    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1830-1896

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    TWO PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
    JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1830-1896
    The first bottle, Qianjiang School, dated 1896, is decorated in polychrome enamels on one side with a woman at a window, the reverse with an inscription referring to the scene depicted and dated to the winter of 1896 and signed by Hu Pinsan. The second, 1830-1890, is decorated in iron-red enamels with five Buddhist lions, and the base has a four-character inscription reading wu shi tong ju, ('five generations under the same roof').
    2 3/8 and 3 1/8 in. (6 and 8 cm.) high, glass and quartz stoppers


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    Provenance

    The first bottle:
    John Ault Collection, Bangkok.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5253.
    The second bottle:
    Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2003.
    Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3795.