16 September 2015
AN UNDERGLAZE COPPER-RED-DECORATED BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLE
The cylindrical bottle is decorated under the glaze in copper red of crushed-strawberry tone and cobalt blue with a farmer seated astride a water buffalo in a rocky landscape as he holds a stick on which a bird is perched. The characters wan yu ('jade to be treasured') are written in underglaze blue on the base.
3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, glass stopper
John Ault Collection.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5141.
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