16 September 2015
A MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID REDDISH-BROWN LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE
The main sides are inlaid with mother-of-pearl panels, one carved with a scholar seated on a promontory surrounded by water, the other with a lady holding a fan standing beside an attendant on a terrace, and the narrow sides have a row of mother-of-pearl bosses, all against a reddish-brown lacquer ground inlaid with tiny florets. An apocryphal Qianlong incised mother-of-pearl mark is on the base.
2 ¾ in. (6.4 cm.) high, glass stopper
Robert Kleiner, London, 2004.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3944.
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