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2-22 Auction of Chinese Snuff Bottles & Decorative Arts

by Midwest Auction Galleries


344 lots with images

February 22, 2014

Live Auction

925 N. Lapeer Rd

Oxford, MI, 48371 USA

Phone: +1 (248) 236-8100

Fax: +1 (248) 236-8396

Email: sales@midwestauctioninc.com

344 Lots
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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 601: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict lotus flowers and figures in a landscape, base marked by a seal and leaf both in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.9"H.

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(2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 602: (2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to the inside with depictions of mystical figures, having several lines of calligraphy and character marks to reverse side, tallest is 2.9"H.

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(2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 603: (2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict playful youth in a landscape with a base bearing four character mark in underglaze iron red, the second example formed as a gourd and painted to depict various antiques, tallest is 3.1"H.

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(2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 604: (2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to the inside with depictions of mystical figures, having several lines of calligraphy and character marks to reverse side, both measure 2.9"H.

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(2) Chinese Porcelain Revolving Snuff Bottles

Lot 605: (2) Chinese Porcelain Revolving Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two blue and white porcelain revolving examples, outside painted to depict figures in landscapes, inner rotating piece painted with depiction of cranes and ruyi clouds, bases marked by a blue seal underglaze, both measure 3.2"H.

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(2) Chinese Carved Bone and Wood Snuff Bottles

Lot 606: (2) Chinese Carved Bone and Wood Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each example incised with depiction of beauties in a landscape with polychrome accents, complete with stoppers and spoons, both measure 3.2"H.

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(2) Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 607: (2) Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two dark green glass examples molded of simple form and having glittering accents, tallest is 2.4"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 608: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures in a landscape, cricket and grapes, bases marked with leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.4"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 609: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures in a landscape, one base marked with leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.7"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 610: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted with landscape scenes, one containing figures, bases bearing character mark in underglaze blue, 2.75"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 611: (2) Chinese Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two unique glass examples, one with ringed overlay and the other inside painted with gold accents, tallest is 3.6"H.

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(2) Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottles

Lot 612: (2) Chinese Carved Agate Snuff Bottles

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Description: To include two carved agate examples, having simple form and smooth polished surface to show natural properties of the stone, one having beast head handles, complete with stone stoppers, tallest is 2.3"H.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 613: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Formed and painted as turtles, each having Yin-Yang and Shou symbols on shell, one with a base bearing four character mark, largest is 3"L.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 614: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two porcelain examples of unique form, each painted to depict flowering branches with a scrolling floral design to sides, undersides four character marked in underglaze blue, complete with matching stoppers, both measure 3"L.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 615: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two porcelain examples of unique form, each painted to depict flowering branches with a scrolling floral design to sides, undersides four character marked in underglaze blue, one complete with stopper, both measure 3"L.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 616: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two porcelain examples of unique form, each painted to depict peach trees with a scrolling floral design to sides, undersides marked by a seal in underglaze blue, complete with stoppers, both measure 3"L.

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(2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 617: (2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two porcelain examples of unique form, each finely painted to depict couple in an erotic scene, undersides marked by iron red seal underglaze, complete with stoppers, largest is 1.9"L.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 618: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two porcelain examples of unique form, one finely painted to depict peach tree and the other a harp, underside of each marked by a blue seal underglaze, complete with stoppers, largest is 3.25"L.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 619: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One painted to depict figures in a landscape with four character mark in underglaze blue on base, other depicting flowers with base marked by in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.75"H.<br><br>From the collection of David Bell who worked for an Italian steel company in China during the 1980's.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 620: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two porcelain examples of unique form, finely painted with mountainous landscape and calligraphy to one side, inner side of each marked by a blue seal underglaze, complete with stoppers, tallest is 2.25"H.

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(2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 621: (2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two porcelain examples of unique form, each finely painted to depict a landscape scene, undersides marked by iron red seal underglaze, one complete with stopper, largest is 3.25"L.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 622: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two porcelain examples of unique form, each finely painted with floral and grid decorations, underside four character marked in underglaze blue, complete with matching stoppers, both measure 1.9"L.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 623: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One painted with lotus flowers to each of the four sides, one depicting horse and rider with figure in a landscape, along with an example depicting figures in a landscape at center with border pattern to sides, all with blue leaf to base underglaze, largest measures 3.25"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 624: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One formed as a moonflask and painted to depict figures in a landscape scene, one depicting a horse and rider with figure in a landscape, along with a gourd formed example depicting playful youth and bamboo, one base with a character mark and one with a leaf both in underglaze blue, largest measures 3"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 625: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two painted to depict playful youth, the other painted in a landscape scene, all with blue leaf to base underglaze, largest measures 2.75"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 626: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: The two cylindrical examples depicting playful youth in landscape scenes, together with a bottle of bulbous form painted with landscape scene including boats and mountains, two bases marked by blue leaf underglaze, largest measures 3.2"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 627: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two painted to depict playful youth within landscapes, the other depicting a mountainous landscape scene, one with base marked by blue leaf underglaze, tallest measures 2.75"H.

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(2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 628: (2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict women working in both interior and landscape scenes, the second example depicting youth in landscape scenes with calligraphy, latter having ruyi cloud overlay to sides, one with stopper and metal spoon, tallest is 3.9"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 629: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two painted to depict playful youth within landscapes, the other depicting a landscape scene with cliffs, trees and water, two with bases marked by a blue leaf underglaze, largest measures 2.25"H. Condition: one with chip to mouth.

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(2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 630: (2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict youth with bats, flowers and calligraphy, the second example depicting figures in landscape scenes with calligraphy, tallest is 3.5"H. <br><br> Larger bottle having internal cracks.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 631: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One painted with lotus flowers to each of the four sides, one depicting horse and rider with figure in a landscape, along with an example depicting figures in a landscape at center with border pattern to sides, two with blue leaf to base underglaze, largest measures 3"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 632: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One painted at center to depict figures in a landscape, one with lotus flowers, the other with grasshopper and bunches of grapes, each with border design to sides, one base with a character mark and one with a leaf both in underglaze blue, tallest measures 3.5"H.

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(3) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 633: (3) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures, flowers and butterflies, each having calligraphy and seals, tallest is 3.2"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 634: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: To include three cylindrical examples, one painted to depict figures in boats in a river landscape scene, along with two depicting multiple figures in interior scenes having pink painted accents and a Greek key design at neck, two with bases marked by concentric circles in underglaze blue, largest measures 4.3"H. Condition: one with chip to mouth and nicks to footring.

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(2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 635: (2) Chinese Reverse Painted Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures in a street scene, the other depicting dogs among flowers, tallest is 3.7"H.

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(3) Pcs. Chinese Porcelain

Lot 636: (3) Pcs. Chinese Porcelain

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Description: To include two Blanc de Chin figures, one standing on a lotus base holding a child the other depicting a seated Guanyin on lotus base, together with a Bang Chui vase painted to depict women around a table with children, accented by designs of hanging tendrils and lotus blossoms among other designs, with red seal mark to reverse within a red oval, further marked by red seal to bottom, vase measures 13.25"H.<br><br>Condition: vase with small chip to rim, one figure with repairs.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 637: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One painted with lotus flowers to each of the four sides, one depicting figures within a landscape, along with a bulbous formed example man and youth seated beneath an ancient tree in a fenced landscape scene, two with bases marked by a leaf, the other base bearing a two character mark, all in underglaze blue, largest measures 3"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 638: (3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One formed as a moonflask painted with depiction of figures within a landscape at center, another depicting cricket and bunches of grapes, together with an example depicting lotus flowers, all with border designs to sides and bases marked by a blue leaf underglaze, largest measures 2.8"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 639: (3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two having a scrolling leaf border to sides, one painted at center to depict landscape scenes with a bridge and an ancient tree, the other depicting figures within a landscape, along with a bulbous example depicting a horse and rider with additional figure in a landscape, two bases marked by a leaf and one bearing a single character mark, all in underglaze blue, largest measures 3"H. Condition: one having a glaze anomaly at center scene.

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(3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 640: (3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One formed as a moonflask with border design and central depiction of figures within a landscape scene, one depicting horse and rider with additional figure in a landscape, along with an example depicting bunches of grapes and a cricket with scrolling leaf border, each base marked by a blue leaf underglaze, largest measures 2.75"H.

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(4) Chinese Molded Snuff Bottles

Lot 641: (4) Chinese Molded Snuff Bottles

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Description: To include four molded composite bottles, two depicting koi fish with carved calligraphy to reverse, other having patched effect, and one reverse painted to depict tiger with calligraphy, all complete with stoppers, two having spoons, tallest is 3.2"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 642: (3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One formed as a moonflask and painted to depict lotus flowers with a base bearing a character mark in underglaze blue, one depicting figures in a fenced landscape with a base marked by a blue leaf underglaze, the other a horse and rider with additional figure in a landscape scene and a base marked by a blue seal underglaze, largest measures 3.25"H.

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(4) Chinese Molded Snuff Bottles

Lot 643: (4) Chinese Molded Snuff Bottles

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Description: To include four molded composite bottles, two depicting koi fish with carved calligraphy to reverse, other having coral color and simple form, and one reverse painted to depict tiger, three complete with stoppers, one having spoon, tallest is 3.2"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 644: (3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two painted to depict figures including a fisherman in landscape scenes, along with an example painted at center to depict bunches of grapes and a grasshopper with a border design at sides, each base marked by a blue leaf underglaze, largest measures 2.75"H.

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(5) Chinese Molded Snuff Bottles

Lot 645: (5) Chinese Molded Snuff Bottles

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Description: To include five molded composite bottles depicting crickets, birds, figures, deer, bat and lotus flowers in landscape scenes, tallest is 3.2'"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 646: (3) Chinese Blue and Celadon Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two painted to depict figures in landscape scenes, along with an example having lotus flowers painted to each of its four sides, each base marked by a blue leaf underglaze, largest measures 2.6"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 647: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each painted to depict figures reclining in landscape scenes, one formed as moonflask having polychrome accents with additional depictions of a bird and lotus flowers, one base bearing four character mark, another marked by a leaf, both marks in underglaze blue, largest measures 3.2"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 648: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One formed as a gourd and painted to depict figures in a fenced landscape, one depicting horse and rider with additional figure in a landscape scene, along with a cylindrical example depicting playful youth in a landscape, all having pink accents, bases marked by a single character mark, a leaf, and a two character mark all in underglaze blue, largest measures 2.4"H.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 649: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two unique geometric examples having clear glass with color accents, one having hexagonal base, tallest is 3.1"H.

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(3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 650: (3) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One painted to depict a battle scene, the others depicting multiple figures in landscape scenes including trees and pagoda, two with polychrome accents and bases marked by a blue leaf underglaze, largest measures 3.25"H.

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