* A Porcelain Cylindrical Snuff Bottle,
with white, red and blue decoration depicting a figure on horseback with an attendant, with a rose quartz stopper lid.
Height 3 1/8 inches.
Estimate $ 200-400
Property from the Estate of Jean Rolfing Cleland, Wilmette, Illinois
Jean Rolfing began collecting snuff bottles as a teenager in the 1930s. She purchased some for herself; others came from her parents and friends in celebration of holidays, birthdays and other special occasions. The last few bottles were gifts from her late husband, Robert A. Cleland, whom she married in 1945. The snuff bottle collection, housed in a beautiful display case, graced the living room of their home for more than a half century.
Purchased from Loring Andrews Jewelers, Cincinnati, Ohio
In overall good condition, with firing flaws to the glaze in the lower register and an area of wide crackle. No fluorescence when examined under UV light. The scoop and stopper intact but with wear. An old label stuck to the underside of the bottle.