Lot 20: A big and rare crackle porcelain snuff bottle
October 22, 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: 19th Century
Cylindrical shape, featuring a sophisticated, short and wide neck; covered with a beautiful enamel with double crackle - the marked ones create other thinner cracks; the base is enameled en suite and the half-sphere cover is made of red lacquer. See a very similar snuff bottle in the Robert Hall's catalogue, Chinese Snuff Bottles II, Including an important section from the Marian Mayer Collection; object number 9, Marian Mayer Collection, #61.
Another similar, cracklÃ¨, snuff bottle painted in white and blue can be found in the Robert Hall's catalogue, Chinese Snuff Bottles XV, THE SB COLLECTION; obj. number 44.
dimensions: height 10 cm.