16 September 2015
A CARVED RED AND GOLD LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE
Each side is carved with a tapering oval panel, one enclosing a scene of Zhong Kui (Shoki in Japan), the Demon Queller, subduing a demon with his sword, the other with an immortal standing atop a carp as it swims in the sea, all surrounded by two gold dragons chasing a flaming pearl amidst scrolling clouds between key-fret borders.
2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) high, glass stopper
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2905.
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