"Red Lacquer Snuff Bottle", Imperial 1700-18002½ inches height (6.4 cm.)
The high-shouldered, flattened ovoid bottle is finely carved on either side with scenes of boys at play in rocky landscapes. One scene depicts four boys watching a fifth boy in a swing. The other scene depicts a gathering of five boys, three of which hold objects including a chime, a brush, and a halberd. The two scenes are seperated by pine and ornamental rocks on the narrow sides.
Estimate: $12,000 - $15,000 USD
** Price realized: $30,000 USD
Christie's / Sale 2801
The Hildegard Schonfeld Collection of Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles
21 March 2013
New York, Rockefeller Plaza