June 23, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
  Lot 164
 

164

A Chinese red-glazed small meiping and two porcelain snuff bottles

The meiping with six-character Qianlong mark; one snuff of meiping form, the crackled cream glaze with blushes of pink; the other snuff of flattened bottle-form, "robin's-egg" glaze.

H: 5 3/4 in. (meiping)

PROVENANCE:

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006)

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborne division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.

Sold for $3,276
Estimated at $1,000 - $1,500


 

The meiping with six-character Qianlong mark; one snuff of meiping form, the crackled cream glaze with blushes of pink; the other snuff of flattened bottle-form, "robin's-egg" glaze.

PROVENANCE:

Property from the Collection of George W. Ryan, Philadelphia (1924-2006)

Mr. Ryan studied at the University of Pennsylvania and served as a medic and radiologist with the 195th General Hospital in the 101st Airborne division in the United States Army during WWII. After serving in Belgium and Germany, Mr. Ryan spent time in Paris where he began collecting in earnest. Returning to the US, he completed his studies in 1948 at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in English Literature, going on to a career as an English teacher in the Philadelphia school system. He was a member of the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the Philobiblon Club, and the International Snuff Bottle Collector's Society.

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