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3372T Marlborough
April 15, 2020 12:00 PM - April 23, 2020 07:00 PMCalender

Blue and White Opium Bottle

Auction: Discovery - 3372T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: April 15, 2020 12:00PM


Blue and White Opium Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened ovoid form with a raised oval foot, decorated with mythological scenes, four-character Qianlong mark on base, ht. 3 3/4 in.

Provenance: By family descent from Thomas Handasyd Perkins (1764-1854). Perkins was an opium trader; he and his brother founded the Boston Athenaeum and the Perkins School for the Blind.
Estimate $500-700

Multiple glaze chips, losses to neck of bottle, surface scratches.

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Thomas Handasyd, China