Lot 111

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Chinese, 18th/19th century, polychrome enamel on copper, possibly Imperial Palace Workshops. A rare, yellow grounded body having a neck of prunus blossoms to green stippled border above lappets; each side painted with a figure of a boy. One side showing the subject with brush, peonies, and asters while the other boy holds a peach under a bat. The underside having a copper foot rim and four character Qianlong mark, possibly Imperial Palace Workshops.

Literature: A documented example of an earlier yet similar bottle can be found illustrated (pgs. 268-270) figure 167 in "The Art of the Snuff Bottle / The J&J Collection" Volume 1 by Hugh Moss, Victor Graham, Ka Bo Tsang; published by Weatherhill Inc. New York/Tokyo Copyright Hugh Moss, 1993.

  • Bottle: 2 1/4 in. (5.72 cm.), with stopper: 2 5/8 in. (6.67 cm.); 43 grams

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November 11, 2022 11:00 AM CST
St. Louis, MO, US

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