The bottle of
bulbous rounded and tapered
rectangular shape, standing on a raised oval footring.
front and rear
with panels comprising lake and mountain scenery with pavilions and
with two figures sat on a ledge in mountain retreat
within meandering c-scroll and floral borders.
'officials hat' stopper and spoon.
and very finely carved desirable
Chip to bottom
of one panel rim (see images)
Measures 3 ¼” (
8.2 cm )
PROVENANCE; Michael & Elizabeth Kaynes.
Provincial auction house sale, United Kingdom,
'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
taken from the original sale catalogue