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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 &
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
Measures 2 5/8" ( 6.6 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
|Item no; C-150207-460-5