London, South Kensington
10 May 2006
Two porcelain grisaille-decorated snuff bottles, 19th Century
One of rounded form with four large goldfish, iron-red mark, the second of spade form with a landscape on one side and an eight-line inscription, iron-red Tongzhi seal mark and of the period -- maximum 2½ in. (6.2 cm.) high, stoppers. (2)
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The mark on the first bottle reads Liu Yu Tang zhi (Hall of Preserving Superfluity).
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