AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND IRON-RED 'DOUBLE' SNUFF BOTTLE
AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND IRON-RED 'DOUBLE' SNUFF BOTTLE

POSSIBLY IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1800-1850

Details
AN UNDERGLAZE BLUE AND IRON-RED 'DOUBLE' SNUFF BOTTLE
POSSIBLY IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1800-1850
The conjoined bottles are each of cylindrical form, one is painted in underglaze blue, the other in iron red, and both are decorated with a similar design of formal lotus scroll beneath a stylized lingzhi band.
2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high, lapis and glass stoppers
Provenance
Robert Kleiner, London, 1996.
Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Part IV; Bonham's Hong Kong, 27 May 2012, lot 90.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5400.
Literature
A Congregation of Chinese Snuff Bottle Connoisseurs. An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles, The Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, no. 92.
Moss, Graham, Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol. 6, Part 2, 2008, Hong Kong, pp. 594-596, no. 1268.
Exhibited
Tsui Museum of Art, Hong Kong, A Congregation of Chinese Snuff Bottle Connoisseurs. An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles, 1996.

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Lot Essay

For a similar bottle and a discussion about the construction of this group of double bottles see M. Hughes, The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2009, p. 284-285, no. 222.

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