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A Canton Ivory Snuff Bottle – Late 19th / 20th Century

Ex. Kaynes-Klitz Collection

Canton Bottle

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Canton Bottle

Canton Bottle
Canton Bottle

Canton Bottle
Canton Bottle

Canton Bottle

Canton Bottle

Canton Bottle

Canton Bottle

The bottle of bulbous rounded and tapered rectangular shape, standing on a raised oval footring.

Carved to front and rear with panels comprising lake and mountain scenery with pavilions and boats to one side.

The other with two figures sat on a ledge in mountain retreat overlooking trees.

The panels within meandering c-scroll and floral borders.

Conforming 'officials hat' stopper and spoon.

A charming and very finely carved desirable bottle.

Chip to bottom of one panel rim (see images)

Measures 3 ¼” ( 8.2 cm ) including stopper


PROVENANCE; Michael & Elizabeth Kaynes.

Provincial auction house sale, United Kingdom,
February 2007.

'Michael and Elizabeth Kaynes are amongst the most highly regarded of snuff bottle collectors and their contribution to the study and understanding of these items is recognised by all those involved in the snuff bottle world today.

Michael worked in Hong Kong from 1962 and was ideally placed to take advantage of the ready supply of snuff bottles in Hong Kong at this time.'

notes taken from the original sale catalogue



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