A Canton enamel pouch-form 'fish-dragon' snuff bottle, Qing dynasty, late Kangxi - early Qianlong period | 清康熙末至乾隆初 銅胎畫琺瑯魚龍紋荷包式鼻煙壺
Property from an Important American Private Collection
A Canton enamel pouch-form 'fish-dragon' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, late Kangxi - early Qianlong period
of oblong form comprised of two hammered copper alloy halves joined along a raised seam, each side richly painted with a turquoise fish-dragon pursuing a beribboned ruyi scepter amidst scrolling auspicious flowers and fruits all against a yellow ground, all beneath blue petal lappets at the shoulder and a pink scrollwork band at the neck, two loop handles at the shoulder, stopper (2)
Length 2 in., 5.1 cm
The metal oxidized and causing tiny patches of discoloration to the areas immediately along the seam and rim. Otherwise, in generally good condition.
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Collection of A.W. Bahr (1877-1959).
American Art Galleries, New York, 17th-19th January 1916, lot 19.
Collection of Kenyon V. Painter, Sr. (1867-1940) and Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971), and thence by descent.
巴爾 (1877-1959) 收藏
American Art Galleries，紐約，1916年1月17至19日，編號19
Kenyon V. Painter, Sr. (1867-1940) 及 Maud Wyeth Painter (1885-1971) 伉儷