16 September 2015
A FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN 'MAGPIE AND PRUNUS' SNUFF BOTTLE
JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1780-1820
The domed, cylindrical body is decorated all over with magpies perched in flowering prunus branches bearing pink or white blossoms.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, pink tourmaline stopper
Alice Klein Collection.
Asian Art Studio, Los Angeles, California, 2011.
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5330.
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A similar example of slightly more elongated form is illustrated by M. Hughes in The Blair Bequest, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, Baltimore, 2002, p. 174, no. 218.
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