London, South Kensington
10 May 2006
A large enamelled porcelain snuff bottle, Jiaqing
Decorated on each side with two horses, one standing and one recumbent, in a landscape, iron-red three character mark -- 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high, stopper.
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The mark reads Le Gu Tang zhi (Hall of Rejoicing in Antiquities), and was used during the Jiaqing period; see G. Davison, The Handbook of Marks on Chinese Ceramics, 1994, pp. 70 and 173.
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