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An Enamelled Porcelain Seal Snuff Bottle - Daoguang Mark - 1820-1880

Ex. Kaynes-Klitz Collection


Seal Bottle

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Of upright cylindrical form with a narrow neck, standing on a raised circular foot-ring.

Painted with ten seals, all of differing shapes.

Iron-red four-character Daoguang (1821-50) mark to base.

Highly collectable.

small firing flaws

wear to enamels

many small surface abrasions etc.
commensurate with age


Measures 3 1/8" ( 8.0 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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