16 September 2015
A BLUE AND WHITE-ENAMELED MOLDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1760-1800
The bottle is made in imitation of blue glass overlay. Each side is molded in relief with a foliated dragon emitting lingzhi-shaped vapor from its mouth, with bats above and a petal lappet band below, all in blue enamel on an opaque white ground.
3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, lapis lazuli stopper
Robert Kleiner, London, 2009.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4885.
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For a related bottle decorated with an archaistic kui-dragon band see H. Moss and S. Sargent, This Snuff Bottle Monkey Business, The Mullin Collection and Its Story, Hong Kong, 2012, p. 358, no. 166.
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