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2-21 Auction of Chinese Snuff Bottles & Decorative Arts

by Midwest Auction Galleries


601 lots with images

February 21, 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

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(2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 1: (2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict figure in a landscape, the other a revolving bottle painted with a bird among flowering branches, reverse sides having calligraphy and red seals, bases bearing four character mark in underglaze iron red, tallest is 3.4"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 2: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures in landscape scenes, bases marked by leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.8"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 3: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted at center to depict lotus flowers, grapes, and a cricket, each having border design and a base marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.9"H.

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(2) Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 4: (2) Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One formed as moonflask and painted to depict figures with metal fixtures depicting phoenix and figure on horse, second example formed as teapot with metal fixtures depicting four clawed dragons, bases bearing character marks, one having worn seal.<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 5: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures and playful youth in landscape scenes, bases marked by seal in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.4"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 6: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two cylindrical examples, one finely painted to depict playful youth in a landscape with pink painted accents, the other depicting a landscape scene with mountains and river that wraps around bottle, bases bearing two character mark in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.3"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 7: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each with handles and painted depictions of figures in landscape scenes, bases bearing a leaf and a character mark both in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.1"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 8: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted with a floral design, the other having molded panels to body painted to depict bunches of grapes with red painted accents, bases bearing a leaf and a character mark both in underglaze blue, both measure 3"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 9: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each finely painted to depict reclining figures in landscape scenes, smaller example having cracklature, bases bearing four character mark in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.8"H.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 10: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: One geometric example with hexagon base, each with color to edges, tallest is 3.3"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 11: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted at center to depict grapes and a cricket, the other depicting figures in a landscape scene, each having border design and bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, both measure 2.5"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 12: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict lotus flowers and figures in a landscape, one having pink painted accents, bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, both measure 2.7"H.

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Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

Lot 13: Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottle

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Description: Having two tiered form with handles, finely painted to depict figures within a landscape, complete with stopper, base bearing seal, 2.875"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 14: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each having scrolling handles and painted in great detail, one having floral and tendril design, the other depicting three clawed dragons among ruyi clouds, bases bearing three character mark in underglaze blue, both measure 2.6"H.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 15: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted with tendril and symbol design, other painted to depict koi fish and birds among lotus flowers, bases bearing three character mark in underglaze iron red, tallest is 2.8"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 16: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each finely painted to depict figures in landscape scenes, one with a ribbon painted to reverse, bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.5"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 17: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict dragon and soldier in a landscape, each having metal fixtures depicting four clawed dragons, phoenix and butterflies, bases stamped with seal, tallest is 4.2"H. <br><br> Each with small spots of pink discoloration.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 18: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted at center to depict figures in a landscape, grapes and a cricket, each having border design and a base marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, both measure 2.8"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 19: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted at center to depict figures in a landscape, grapes and a cricket, each having border design and a base marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, both measure 2.8"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 20: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two cylindrical examples painted to depict figures in a landscape and one in a waterscene, bases marked by seal in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.6"H.

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Pair Chinese Gilt Bronze Song Archaic Footed  Wine Cups

Lot 21: Pair Chinese Gilt Bronze Song Archaic Footed Wine Cups

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Description: Consisting of two matching wine cups of gilt bronze with engraved design of dog, deer and rabbit, marked on bottom with incised quatrefoil floral mark, raised on pedestal feet, 2.35" H, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 22: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted at center to depict figure in a landscape, the other depicting a landscape scene with mountains, cliffs and the sea, each having border design and bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.7"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 23: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two large flat examples painted to depict lotus flowrs and figures in a landscape, each having a border design, one with a base bearing a leaf the other a character mark both in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.4"H.

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Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

Lot 24: Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottle

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Description: Finely painted to depict five clawed dragon at center, scrolling tendril design along sides, base bearing four character mark in blue, complete with stopper, 3.375"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 25: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict figures in a landscape with pink painted accents, the second example depicting various antiques, bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.25"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 26: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict three clawed dragon that wraps around bottle, the second example with slightly molded panels to body painted to depict bunches of grapes, bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.2"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 27: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two small blue and white porcelain examples, one finely painted to depict flower, bamboo stalks and figures in a landscape, each with scrolling border design, bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue tallest is 2.3"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 28: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two cylindrical examples finely painted to depict figures in landscape scenes, bases marked by seal in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.75"H.

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(2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

Lot 29: (2) Chinese Peking Glass Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two opaque glass examples, one with overlay depicting birds and a goat in a landscape, the second example having polychrome overlay depicting hens and chicks among flowers with a cross-hatched background, tallest is 2.4"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 30: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Having soft, blurred painted depictions of figures in landscape scenes, one showing beginnings of cracklature, bases bearing leaf and character mark both in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.7"H.

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Pair Chinese Gilt Bronze Song Archaic Footed  Wine Cups

Lot 31: Pair Chinese Gilt Bronze Song Archaic Footed Wine Cups

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Description: Consisting of two matching wine cups of gilt bronze with engraved bird design, marked on bottom with incised lovebirds, raised on pedestal feet, 2.35" H, circa 20th century, good condition in protective brocade box.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 32: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two large, flat examples painted with depictions of lotus flowers and having border designs, one with pink painted accents, bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.4"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 33: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Formed as moonflasks and painted at center to depict emperor and a landscape scene, bases marked by blue leaf underglaze, tallest is 3.2"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 34: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted at center to depict bunches of grapes, a cricket and figures in a landscape, each having scrolling border design, bases marked by leaf in underglaze blue, both measure 2.7"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 35: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each finely painted to depict figures in landscape scenes, bases marked by seal in underglaze blue, both measure 3.25"H.

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(2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 36: (2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict various antiques with a base bearing three character mark in underglaze iron red, the second example depicting a flower with a base bearing a seal in underglaze iron red, tallest is 3.1"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 37: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Painted to depict lotus flowers, cricket, bunches of grapes and a stalk of bamboo, bases marked by seal in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.2"H.

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(2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 39: (2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Formed as gourds and painted with similar depiction of butterflies, gourds and flowers, bases bearing three character mark in underglaze iron red, 2.8"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 40: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures in landscape scenes, bases marked by leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.9"H.

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(2) Chinese Famille Rose Enamel Snuff Bottles

Lot 41: (2) Chinese Famille Rose Enamel Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures in landscape scenes, bases bearing four character mark in iron red and blue underglaze, one having patched surface, tallest is 3.3"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 42: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted at center to depict bunches of grapes, a cricket and figures in a landscape, each having border design and bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.4"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 43: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each finely painted to depict landscape scenes, one having deer and birds, the other with polychrome accents, bases bearing four character mark in underglaze blue, tallest is 3"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 44: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Each finely painted with similar depiction of figures in a landscape, bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.9"H.

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(2) Chinese Enamel Snuff Bottles

Lot 45: (2) Chinese Enamel Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict four clawed dragon among ruyi clouds, the other depicting figures in a landscape, bases bearing character marks in underglaze blue, tallest is

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 46: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted at center to depict lotus flowers, grapes, and a cricket, each having border design and a base marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, tallest is 2.9"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 47: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Formed as moonflasks and painted to depict figures and deer in landscape scenes, tallest is 2.8"H.

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(2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Double Snuff Bottles

Lot 48: (2) Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain Double Snuff Bottles

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Description: Two examples of fused bottles painted in similar depiction of five clawed dragons among ruyi clouds, one with flaming pearls, tallest is 2.8"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 49: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Formed as moonflasks and finely painted at center to depict lotus flowers and figures in a landscape, each having border design and bases marked by a leaf in underglaze blue, both measure 2.7"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 50: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: Finely painted to depict figures and deer in landscape scenes, tallest is 2.6"H.

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(2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

Lot 51: (2) Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Snuff Bottles

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Description: One finely painted to depict figure in waterscape, the other with depictions of lotus flowers, bases marked by seal and leaf both in underglaze blue, tallest is 3.1"H.

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