June 23, 2022 10:00 EST

Collect: Asian Arts

 
  Lot 179
 

179

Three assorted Chinese porcelain snuff bottles

One of flattened rectangular form, decorated with a "reversible face" inscribed to both sides "Beiping Deshoutang yaodian/Chuwen qushu dan, Yu zhi ping’an dan" in iron-red, underside dated to a Guiyou year, probably 1873, with a coral stopper; the second with five shou symbols and bats; the third with figures in a landscape in underglaze blue and red, apocryphal Yongzheng mark.

H: 3 3/4 in. (tallest, including stopper)

Estimated at $800 - $1,200


 

One of flattened rectangular form, decorated with a "reversible face" inscribed to both sides "Beiping Deshoutang yaodian/Chuwen qushu dan, Yu zhi ping’an dan" in iron-red, underside dated to a Guiyou year, probably 1873, with a coral stopper; the second with five shou symbols and bats; the third with figures in a landscape in underglaze blue and red, apocryphal Yongzheng mark.

NOTE:

For a similar bottle to the first, see Robert Hall, "Serendipity, Chinese Snuff Bottles XVI", no. 84 (http://www.snuffbottle.com/Snuff_bottle_book_12_completeBook.pdf) where the inscription has been translated as: "Beiping, The Hall of Virtue and Long Life, Medicine shop/Pills for the removal of disease and dispelling of heat, [Imperially] made pills for calm and ease."

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