An enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1800-1860

Lot 6005. An enameled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle, Jingdezhen kilns, 1800-1860. Estimate US$ 1,500 - 2,000 (€1,400 - 1,800). Photo: Bonhams. 

The cylindrical bottle supported on a circular foot ring, rising to a straight neck above its slightly sloping shoulder, wide mouth, rounded lip, glazed interior, painted continuously around the side with a pair of vigorous five-clawed dragons confronting each other against an aubergine enameled ground densely painted with crashing waves. 3in (7.6cm) high

ProvenanceJin Hing & Co., Los Angeles, 31st October 1986
Previously in the Huntington Collection, by repute

ExhibitedPacific Asian Museum, Pasadena, 1982-1983, by repute 

Bonhams. CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES FROM TWO PRIVATE AMERICAN COLLECTIONS, 10:00 EDT - NEW YORK