16 March 2016
AN ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
IMPERIAL, JINGDEZHEN KILNS, DAOGUANG FOUR-CHARACTER SEAL MARK IN IRON-RED AND OF THE PERIOD (1821-1850)
The bottle is decorated in rose and green enamels with two sinuous dragons pursuing a flaming pearl amidst flames and waves.
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.), glass stopper
Robert Kleiner, London, 2010.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5028.
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For a related mark and period bottle, decorated an enameled and frolicking dragon throughout the exterior, see D. Low, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Sanctum of Enlightened Respect III, Singapore, 2007, p. 226, no. 193.
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