Lot 95. A famille rose enamelled glass snuff bottle, Imperial Palace Workshop, Beijing, 1770-1790; 1 ¾ in. (4.4 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.
The bottle is finely decorated in famille rose enamels with a garden scene of rocks, bamboo, a blossoming prunus tree and chrysanthemums, all below a band of stylised flowers and foliage to the neck.
Provenance: Christie's London, 16 December 1983, lot 820.
With Robert Hall, 1984.
Snuff Bottles from the Mary and George Bloch Collection: Part IV; Bonhams Hong Kong, 28 November 2011, lot 146.
Property from a Princely Collection.
Literature: R. Kleiner, Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, Hong Kong, no. 17.
Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Spring 2006, p. 34, fig. 34, second from top.
Hugh Moss, Victor Graham and Ka Bo Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, vol. 6, Hong Kong, no. 1099.
Exhibited: London, Sydney L. Moss Ltd., An Exhibition of Chinese Snuff Bottles from the Collection of Mary and George Bloch, October 1987; later travelled to Vienna, Creditanstalt, May-June 1993.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 14 May 2019