* A Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Snuff Bottle,
Qing Dynasty, of cylindrical form having relief carved scene of sages in a rockery with pines, with attendants accompanying and one carrying a qin instrument, against a diaper ground beneath a ruyi collar and above a band of repeating lappets around the base, unmarked, having a later applied mouth rim, with jadeite stopper lid.
Height of bottle 3 inches.
Estimate $ 800-1,200
Property from the Estate and Trust of Elise Reeder Olton, Boca Raton, Florida
For a similar example, see Christie's March 21, 2013 sale, Lot 1095
In overall good condition, having a later replaced mouth rim. Later mouth rim is of red painted metal and has losses and wear to the red paint. Likely having re-painted touch ups on the foot ring and to the underside of the base, however UV light does not reveal any fluorescence. With traces of museum putty and bits of residue throughout the bottle, however no apaprent restorations besides the mouth rim and foot. Stopper, scoop and jadeite lid intact.