An inscribed turquoise snuff bottle, Qianlong mark and period. Photo Sotheby’s
of ovoid form, inscribed in clerical script with an excerpt from an essay written by statesman and historian Ouyang Xiu in 1056, the base inscribed with a four-character seal mark. Height 2 1/8 in., 5.5 cm. Estimation 10,000 — 15,000 USD
Provenance: Collection of Christopher Sin, prior to 1994.
Louise Randall Collection, prior to 2011.
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWEST PRIVATE COLLECTION
A Qianlong mark and period turquoise snuff bottle with an inscription in a similar style of calligraphy from the Mary and George Bloch Collection was sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 26th November 2013, lot 55.
SOTHEBY’S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, NEW YORK | 16 SEPT. 2014, 10:30 AM