16 March 2016,
Price realised USD 1,750
USD 1,600 - USD 2,600
A FAMILLE ROSE-DECORATED MOLDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, TONGZHI SIX-CHARACTER MARK IN IRON RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1862-1874)
The cylindrical bottle is decorated with enameled, molded 'precious objects', some set on tables and stands, all set on a turquoise ground.
3 ¼ in. (8.2 cm.) high, tiger's eye stopper
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