16 September 2015
THREE FAMILLE ROSE PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
JINGDEZHEN KILN, 1821-1910
The first bottle, 1860-1910, is decorated with the Twelve Animals of the Zodiac. The second, 1860-1900, has a procession of boys led by a young boy lighting firecrackers, with an apocryphal Qianlong mark on the base. The last, Daoguang four-character mark and of the period (1821-1850), is decorated with a large katydid on each side.
All 3 in. (7.6 cm.) high, one composite, two glass stoppers
Bottle with animals:
Dennis G. Crow, Los Angeles, California, 1994.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1247.
Bottle with boys:
Robert Eldred & Co., East Dennis, Massachusetts, 26 August 1993.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 870.
Bottle with cricket:
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 3955.
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