A MOLDED AND CARVED BISCUIT SNUFF BOTTLE
A MOLDED AND CARVED BISCUIT SNUFF BOTTLE
A MOLDED AND CARVED BISCUIT SNUFF BOTTLE
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A MOLDED AND CARVED BISCUIT SNUFF BOTTLE

WANG BINGRONG, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1850

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A MOLDED AND CARVED BISCUIT SNUFF BOTTLE
WANG BINGRONG, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1850
The outer wall of the double-walled bottle is molded in high relief with a four-clawed dragon with black-enameled pupils chasing a flaming pearl against a continuous pierced background of clouds and flames, and the base is carved with the seal Bingrong.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, glass stopper
Provenance
Colonel Kedzior Collection.
Robert Kleiner, Belfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 1998.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2677.
Literature
JICSBS, Autumn 1987, p. 12, figs. 19 and 20.
Robert Kleiner, A Catalogue of Chinese Snuff Bottles, col. pl. 11, Hong Kong, 1990.
Robert Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles: The White Wings Collection, Hong Kong, c. 1997, no. 94.
Exhibited
Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam, L'Arcade Chaumet, June-August 1982, Catalogue, no. 45.
Boston, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society Convention, The Barron Collection, 23-26 September 2008.
Special notice

This lot is offered without reserve.

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Lot Essay

Molded bottles of this type are usually enameled in a monochrome color, such as a bottle of very similar design attributed to Wang Bingrong, covered with a caramel-brown glaze, from the J & J Collection of Snuff Bottles, Part III, sold at Christie's New York, 29 March 2006, lot 12.
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