16 March 2016
A FAMILLE ROSE AND GILT-DECORATED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The bottle is decorated on one side with an elephant with turned head, its back draped with a blanket beneath a gu-shaped vase, the reverse with a grass-filled jardinière raised on a stand beside a rock and asters.
2 3/8 in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper
Robert Hall, London, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5351.
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A similar Daoguang period bottle with elephant decoration, but without a mark, from The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Part I, was sold at Christie's New York, 16 September 2015, lot 279.
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