London, South Kensington
12 May 2015
FIVE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
QING DYNASTY (1644-1911)
The collection comprises a double-gourd bottle decorated in wucai enamels with a confronting dragon and phoenix; a flattened rounded bottle moulded and decorated with erotic scenes; a blue and white bottle painted with a river landscape; a tubular bottle painted in iron red with warriors; and a bottle moulded and gilt with the Eighteen Luohans.
The largest 4 in. (10 cm.) high, stoppers
Property from the Geronimo Berenguer de los Reyes, Jr. Collection.
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The luohan snuff bottle: Philip Mak, The Chinese Collection at the GBR Museum, Manila: 1998, no. 47.
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