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A FINE AND RARE CARVED AND INSCRIBED COCONUT-SHELL SNUFF BOTTLE
BOTTLE: POSSIBLY JIANHAO, PROBABLY 1820-1848; DECORATION: YUE'AN, PROBABLY 1848
A FINE AND RARE CARVED AND INSCRIBED COCONUT-SHELL SNUFF BOTTLE BOTTLE: POSSIBLY JIANHAO, PROBABLY 1820-1848; DECORATION: YUE'AN, PROBABLY 1848 Of flattened form with flat lip and recessed, flat oval foot surrounded by a footrim, carved on each of the two principal sides with lengthy relief inscriptions set in unpolished panels, one in seal, the other in clerical script which concludes 'In the eighth month of the wushen year master Jianhao gave this to me as a gift. Carved by Yue'an', followed by two square seals which together read Zuo ('Made [by]'), the narrow sides each with relief seal script, one reading 'Use this as a means of sustenance', the other '[May you] live ten thousand years and beyond', with a further four-character inscription in similar script inside the footrim reading 'Yue'an zuobao'('A treasure made by Yue'an', original coconut-shell stopper carved with a cash design with four characters in relief seal script reading 'You deserve to be ennobled', with possibly later-added ivory collar 1 in. (4.4 cm.) high

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Important Chinese Snuff Bottles From The J&J Collection, Part V
Auktionsdatum: 17.09.2008
Adresse: Christie's
17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Center