16 September 2015,
Price realised USD 1,500
USD 1,500 - USD 2,500
A BLUE AND WHITE FACETED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1800-1900
The high-shouldered, tapering body is decorated on three facets as a continuous scene of three women on a terrace, and on the fourth facet with a seated female musician, all below clouds and birds.
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, mother-of-pearl stopper
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Robert Kleiner, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5240.
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