A VERY RARE ENAMELED GREEN-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
This lot is offered without reserve.
A VERY RARE ENAMELED GREEN-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE

IMPERIAL, YANGZHOU, QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1770-1799)

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A VERY RARE ENAMELED GREEN-OVERLAY WHITE GLASS SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, YANGZHOU, QIANLONG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1770-1799)
The bottle is decorated on one side with a fisherman on his boat and on the other with a scholar contemplating a rocky landscape, all enclosed by a green overlay border enameled with stylized flowers and scrolls.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper
Provenance
Robert Kleiner, London, 2007.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4627.
Exhibited
Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.
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This lot is offered without reserve.

Lot Essay

The combination of the overlay border with the enameled scene found on this Yangzhou bottle is extremely unusual. The design of the bottle, with floral-embellished, solid-ground border, could possibly be in imitation of imperial porcelain versions, which feature a central enameled panel set within a related border. For porcelain examples see The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong, 2003, pp. 204-205, nos. 214 and 315, and p. 207, no. 317.

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