16 September 2015,
Price realised USD 3,250
USD 1,500 - USD 2,500
A BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN FACETED SNUFF BOTTLE
JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1770-1850
Each side is molded with a raised panel, those on the main sides are decorated with scenes of a lady with a young child, those on the narrow sides with orchids. The characters zhenwan ('precious plaything') are inscribed on the base.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, glass stopper
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