A FINELY-MOLDED FAMILLE-ROSE AND GILT DOUBLE SNUFF BOTTLE QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
6,000 - 8,000 USD
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- Height 2 3/4 in., 7 cm.
of flattened ovoid form, decorated with narrative scenes, one side depicting two soldiers kneeling before an official surrounded by a large retinue, the other depicting a young warrior being supported and led by a group of ladies to his chamber, all in high relief against a gilded background, beneath two waisted necks connected at their rims, stoppers (3)
A similar example formerly in the collection of Colonel James A. Blair Jr. (1880-1934) and now in the Princeton University Art Museum is illustrated in Michael C. Hughes, The Blair Bequest: Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Princeton University Art Museum, Maryland, 2002, cat. no. 258. Another related example was in the collection of Edward Choate O'Dell (1901-1982) and illustrated in John Gilmore Ford, Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Edward Choate O'Dell Collection, Maryland, 1982, cat. no. 162. Another similar bottle from the collection of Bess J. Cohen was sold in these rooms, 3rd October 1980, lot 113.