16 September 2015
A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN 'BATS' SNUFF BOTTLE
JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1790-1880
The pear-shaped bottle is decorated with iron-red bats in flight amidst multi-colored clouds, and with five bats (wufu) encircling the seal mark on the rounded base. The base has a Qianlong four-character seal mark in iron red.
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, glass stopper
Bernice Straus Hasterlik Collection; Sotheby's New York, 17 September 1996, lot 126.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2274.
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