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The Meriem Collection. Lot 650

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**A PLAIN STONEWARE SNUFF BOTTLE
YIXING, 1780-1860
Of elegant, compressed spherical form with slightly concave lip, countersunk foot and
satiny surface, stained agate stopper with silver collar
5.4 cm. high
$1,500-2,500

P R O V E N A N C E :
Potter’s Gallery, Vancouver.
E X H I B I T E D :
Vancouver Museum, Yi Hsing Exhibition, 1992.

Plain Yixing stoneware is both elegant and tasteful, and since it is both plain and susceptible to
surface transformation through use, collectors view the extent of patination as part of its appeal.
The patina on this bottle is exceptional, with a textural dimension added to the plain, chocolate brown
surface through a century or more of use, enhancing the surface.
1780–1860

The Meriem Collection. Lot 650

Hugh Moss |