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September 17, 2014 06:00 PMCalender

Canton Enamel Snuff Bottle with a Boy and Ox

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2751BLocation: BostonDate / Time: September 17, 2014 6:00PM


Canton Enamel Snuff Bottle with a Boy and Ox, China, 18th/19th century, flattened round form resting on an oval foot, depicting a boy taming a bird with an ox seated nearby on one side, and a boy playing the flute riding on an ox on the other, both in a floral reserve against a yellow border with floral and foliate scroll decorations, two double lines near mouth rim and foot, the domed stopper with a flower head surrounded with four double-leaf motifs, four-character Qianlong mark in overglaze blue to white enameled base, ht. 3 1/8, wd. 2 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,200-1,500

metal rust, minor surface scratches.

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China, flower head, metal rust