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An Enamelled & Gilt Porcelain Snuff Bottle - 1800-1880

Ex. Kaynes-Klitz Collection


Porcelain Bottle

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The flattened rectangular porcelain body with a straight neck, standing on a raised and recessed base.

Painted to one face with a four-clawed dragon chasing a pearl amongst flames. The reverse with a phoenix in flight amongst clouds.

The neck with a meandering c-scroll.

Gilt highlights throughout.

Two and four black enamel character marks to sides and base.

Glass stopper in imitation jade.

Very desirable and collectable.

Areas of minor gilt & enamel wear

small chip to rim

three small glaze chips to edge of one side panel

couple of small firing faults

glaze runs short of foot in two places

Measures 2 5/8" ( 6.6 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



Item no; C-150207-460-5
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