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The Meriem Collection. Lot 676

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**A VERY RARE BLACK LACQUER SNUFF BOTTLE
1750-1880
Of rounded-rectangular form with flat lip and slightly concave recessed foot surrounded
by a footrim, the material of warm blackish tone showing some paler concentric
markings in the neck, stained bluish-green agate stopper with gilt-metal collar
6.4 cm. high
$800-1,200

P R O V E N A N C E :
Hugh Moss Ltd.

This understated bottle probably appealed to the literati as the subdued color of the lacquer would
have appealed to the scholar-artist. A plain black lacquer bottle dated to the 18th century is
illustrated in the 1993 Chinese Snuff Bottle Engagement Diary compiled by Clare Lawrence. It is
rare to find an undecorated lacquer bottle as most bear scholarly inscriptions or designs.
1750–1880

The Meriem Collection. Lot 676

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