A famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)

famille rose porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850)Estimate $2,000 - $3,000 - Price Realized $6,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

Each convex side is decorated in famille rose enamels with a large katydid. 2 ¼ in. (5.7 cm.) high, glass stopper

ProvenanceBelfont Company Ltd., Hong Kong, 20 October 1994. 
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1667.

NotesThe design of a katydid was particularly popular during the mid-Qing period, from the late Qianlong reign into the Daoguang reign in the early nineteenth century. The motif is found on enameled glass snuff bottles with Imperial Guyue Xuan marks (see Moss, Graham and Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle. The J & J Collection, New York, 1993, Volume I, pp. 346-347, no. 201, for an example).

A similar example from the Blanche B. Exstein Collection was sold at Christie's New York, 21 March 2002, lot 74.

Christie'sTHE RUTH AND CARL BARRON COLLECTION OF FINE CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES: PART I16 September 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza