16 September 2015
AN UNUSUAL MINIATURE GOLD-INLAID OXIDIZED COPPER SNUFF BOTTLE
The somewhat bulging sides have indented corners below the flat shoulder, and each side is decorated with a different, gold wire-inlaid scene of scholars, while the neck is decorated with clouds. The whole is raised on bracket feet.
1 ¼ in. (3 cm.) high, silver stopper and spoon
Ko Collection; Christie's London, 12 June 1972, lot 167.
Robert Kleiner, London, 2012.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5298.
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