16 March 2016
THREE MOLDED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
JINGDEZHEN KILNS, 1820-1880
The group comprising a pair of bottles, each decorated with figural panels molded in high relief and turquoise mask-and-ring handles on the narrow sides, all on a yellow sgraffito ground, and the bases with an apocryphal Qianlong mark. The third bottle is of large bulbous form and is decorated with raised cranes flying amidst polychrome stylized clouds on a pale blue ground, the base with an apocryphal Qianlong mark.
2 7/8 and 2 3/8 in. (7.4 and 6 cm.) high, glass stoppers
The pair of bottles:
Robert Kleiner, London, 2011.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 5254.
The third bottle:
Robert Kleiner, London, 2008.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4862.
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