15 September 2009
TWO ENAMELED PORCELAIN SNUFF BOTTLES
Comprising a rounded-rectangular bottle, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red in a line and of the period (1821-1850), decorated with an overall design of magpies in flight, stopper; and an ovoid bottle enameled with a continuous scene of two figures seated on a bench in a garden setting, a third figure shown in the act of falling and dropping two water buckets carried on a pole, the base with seven-character inscription in iron red describing the scene, stopper
2 3/8 and 2 1/16 in. (6 and 5.2 cm.) high (2)
Bottle with magpies: Norris Wood Collection, Graemeshall House, Holme, Orkney.
Bottle with figural scene: M. Keynes Collection.
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