Three blue and white snuff bottles, Qing dynasty, 19th century | 清十九世紀 青花鼻烟壺一組三件
1,000 - 2,000 USD
Three blue and white snuff bottles
Qing dynasty, 19th century
comprising a blue and white soft paste 'dragon festival' snuff bottle with a Yongzheng mark on the base; a blue and white 'scholar and landscape' snuff bottle with a Qianlong mark on the base; and an underglaze blue and crackle-glazed 'ladies and lotus pond' snuff bottle, stoppers (6)
Height of tallest 2¾ in., 7 cm
The 'dragon festival' snuff bottle: The rim has been cut down, and there is one small frit and scratches to sides. The 'scholar and landscape' snuff bottle: With shallow frits to the rim and handles. The 'ladies and lotus pond' snuff bottle: In overall good condition.
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Please note that this lot includes a component made from a restricted species of coral which, if exported, will require a CITES permit to leave the United States.
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The 'dragon festival' snuff bottle:
Collection of Agnes H. Forbes (1897-1943).
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, 24th-25th March 1943, lot 247 (part lot).
Collection of Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971), and thence by descent.
The 'scholar and landscape' snuff bottle:
Acquired before 2014.
The 'ladies and lotus pond' snuff bottle:
Collection of Kenyon V. Painter, Sr. (1867-1940) and Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971), and thence by descent.