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2810B Boston
May 16, 2015 11:00AMCalender

Four Snuff Bottles

Auction: Asian Works Of Art - 2810B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 16, 2015 11:00AM


Four Snuff Bottles, China, a yixing bottle, flattened circular flask-shape with cylindrical neck and a bulbous shape with cylindrical neck, both resting on a raised oval foot, decorated with landscapes in light yellow slip, two-character Qianlong mark stamped on base, metalwork stopper domed with coral top; a white porcelain bottle, flattened long oval shape with waisted neck, resting on a raised oval foot, decorated with a blossoming tree in enamel on each side, metalwork stopper with domed coral top, four-character mark on base; and a white porcelain bottle, flattened meiping-form, resting on a small square foot, with flared mouth, metalwork stopper with domed red glass top, with conforming box, ht. to 3 1/4 in.
Estimate $700-900

yixing bottles with surface stain; circular yixing one without stopper; long porcelain one with chips to mouth rim and footring, loss of enamel; heavy rusting to the stopper of small porcelain one.

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