Sotheby's Australia
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A reticulated blue and white porcelain 'Wang Xizhi' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, Daoguang period

Estimate $4,000 – $5,000

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Alternate Views

supported on a reticulated slightly splayed foot, either side delicately painted with figures in a garden setting, two pierced mask handles, stopper
5.7 cm high

  • Lot Sold SOLD (Hammer Price)

Provenance

Sotheby's, Billingshurst, 25 June 1991, lot 3
The Mary & George Bloch Collection: Part VII, Sotheby's, Hong Kong, 26 November 2013, lot 116

Exhibited

Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Miniature Art from the Collection of George and Mary Bloch, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, no. 174
National Museum of Singapore, Singapore, 1994-1995

Literature

Robert Kleiner, Boda Yang, and Clarence F. Shangraw, Chinese Snuff Bottles: A Miniature Art from the Collection of George and Mary Bloch, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, cat. no. 174
Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, 2007, no. 1287

Condition Report

The footrim surface with areas slightly porous and discoloured to brownish tone. Generally good condition.

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