16 September 2015
AN IRON-RED-DECORATED PORCELAIN EGGPLANT-FORM SNUFF BOTTLE
JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1840-1880
The bottle is decorated on one side with Zhong Kui, the Demon Queller, shown in his scholar's hat and holding a sword as he watches a bat in flight.
3 in. (7.6 cm.) long, porcelain stem-form stopper
Bernice Straus Hasterlik Collection; Sotheby's New York, 17 September 1996, lot 155.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 2275.
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