16 September 2015
A TURQUOISE-ENAMELED RETICULATED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1870
The bottle is molded in high relief with a five-clawed dragon pursuing a flaming pearl against an openwork ground of clouds and flames that encase the inner walls, all in turquoise enamel and the eyes picked out in black.
2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, flower-form stopper
Estate of Edith Griswold; Sotheby's New York, 31 May 1994, lot 706.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1211.
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