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A porcelain snuff bottle with quail, 1860-1880. Photo Bonhams.

Of rounded rectangular form with sloping shoulders, with a rounded concave lip, and an unglazed oval foot rim, the body deftly painted with five quail in overglaze enamels. 2 1/4in (5.6 cm) high. Sold for US$ 5,000 (€3,593)

Bonhams.CHINESE ART FROM THE SCHOLAR'S STUDIO. 17 Mar 2014, New York - www.bonhams.com