Lot 30: An elegant famille rose and encre de Chine porcelain snuff bottle
October 22, 2016
Sarzana (SP), ItalyLive Auction
dating: Republic (1912-1949)
Globular and slightly pressed shape, featuring symmetrical decorations on both sides depicting a very fine, black ink ramage of leaves and ping flowers, with a gold and pink lotus flower at the center; featuring a gilded ruyi band under the cylindrical neck; thick, opaque, gold mouth (the continuous use probably damaged the gilding); provided with a beautiful cover shaped as a flattened capsule, made of celadon jade and blue, Beijing glass; ivory spoon; featuring the apocryphal, four-character mark of the Emperor Qianlong.
dimensions: height 6.5 cm.