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A VERY RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED HORNBILL SNUFF BOTTLE

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A VERY RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED HORNBILL SNUFF BOTTLE
BAISHI, 1836
A VERY RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED HORNBILL SNUFF BOTTLE BAISHI, 1836 Of flattened ovoid form with a flat foot and oval lip, very finely carved with a scholar pointing towards the sun as he is presented a bronze drinking vessel ( jue ) by an attendant kneeling in front of him, a female figure positioned behind the scholar holding a fan above his head, the reverse incised in seal script "Officer of the First Rank," and in regular script, "Made in the autumn of the Bingshen year of Daoguang," with two seals reading Bai , and Shi , the narrow sides carved in the red sheath with chi dragons holding lingzhi in their mouths, stained horn or bone stopper with silver collar 2 7/16 in. (6.2 cm.) high

Informationen zur Auktion
Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Important Chinese Snuff Bottles From The J&J Collection, Part IV
Auktionsdatum: 22.03.2007
Adresse: Christie's
22 March 2007, New York, Rockefeller Center