AN ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
AN ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE

IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)

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AN ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
One side is decorated with a large katydid, the other side with three frogs amidst seeding grasses and scattered flower petals.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, amethyst stopper
Provenance
Dennis G. Crow, Los Angeles, California, 1994.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1257.

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Lot Essay

The combination of these two symbols of fertility, a katydid and frogs, on the same bottle is unusual. A bottle combining both frogs and katydids was sold at Christie's New York, Important Chinese Snuff Bottles from the J&J Collection, Part II, 30 March 2005, sale 1464, lot 37.

Also compare to a Daoguang-marked bottle decorated with frogs, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, pl. 350.

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