A famille-rose molded and openwork 'dragon and phoenix' snuff bottle, Mark and period of Jiaqing | 清嘉慶 粉彩模印龍鳳紋鼻煙壺 《嘉慶年製》款
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A famille-rose molded and openwork 'dragon and phoenix' snuff bottle
Mark and period of Jiaqing
清嘉慶 粉彩模印龍鳳紋鼻煙壺 《嘉慶年製》款
of ovoid shape formed in a double layer with a solid-walled interior bottle enclosed within an exterior bottle modeled with a writhing iron-red dragon on one side and a soaring polychrome phoenix on the opposite side, the surrounding white and polychrome cloud swirls pierced in openwork, all between molded iron-red ruyi borders above and below, an iron-red keyfret band at the neck, and tiny raised bosses encircling the foot and uppermost band of the neck, the rim gilt, the neck with a four-character mark in iron red, matching molded stopper (2)
Height 2⅞ in., 7.3 cm
There is an approx. 0.7-cm restored chip to the rim, and a few small areas of loss to the gilt and enamels, including to the dragon's horns.
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Collection of Kenyon V. Painter, Sr. (1867-1940) and Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971), and thence by descent.
Kenyon V. Painter, Sr. (1867-1940) 及 Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971) 收藏，此後家族傳承