Lot 303. A rare enamelled porcelain snuff bottle, Imperial, Jingdezhen kilns, Daoguang four-character seal mark in iron red and of the period (1821-1850). Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The bottle is decorated on one side with a scene of a seated scholar in a moored boat before low hills and a large sun. The reverse is decorated with a young lady holding a basket with a fish beneath a willow tree, flanked by raised iron-red rectangular panels edged in gold on the narrow sides. 2 ¾ in. (6.6 cm.) high, glass stopper


Charles V. Swain, Pennsylvania. 
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd., Hong Kong, 2009. 
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 4913.

 Christie's. The Ruth and Carl Barron Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles: Part IV, 15 March 2017, New York, Rockefeller Center