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The Marakovic Collection  
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Crowned Lotus

Inlaid famille rose enamels on bronze, with gold (cloisonné); with a flat lip, concave foot, and flat foot rim; decorated with an identical design on each main side of an Indian lotus between a base band of formalized lotus petals and a shoulder band of formalized lingzhi, the neck with pendant leaf lappets interspersed with smaller ascending leaf lappets; the exterior exposed metal all gilt
Stopper: inlaid famille rose enamels on bronze, with gold (cloisonné), decorated with three formalized lotus flowers; original, with an integral gilt bronze spoon
Palace workshops, Beijing, 1710-1760
Height (including original stopper in situ): 7.2 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.90/1.55 cm

Harry Ross
Christie’s, London, 19 June 1978, lot 143
Hugh M. Moss Ltd.
J&J Collection

Hong Kong, International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, and Festival of Asian Arts, Snuff bottles of the Ch’ing Dynasty: 20/10/78--3/12/78, Hong Kong Museum of Art (Hong Kong: Urban Council, 1978), 52 and 132, no. 18
Hugh Moss, Vincent Graham, and Ka Bo Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle: The J&J Collection (New York: Weatherhill, 1993), ii, no. 265
Chang Gang 常罡, Canghai yizhu: Qiasi falang biyanhu yanjiu 滄海遗珠掐絲珐琅鼻烟壺研究 [Undiscovered pearls in the deep ocean: A study of cloisonné enamel snuff bottles] (Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Co., 2013), 77, no. 4

Hong Kong Museum of Art, October – December 1978
Empress Palace Museum, Singapore, 1994-February
Museum für Kundshandwerk, Frankfurt, 1996-1997
Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, London, 1997
Naples Museum of Art, Naples Florida, 2001- 2002
Portland Museum of Art, Oregon, 2002
National Museum of History, Taipei, 2002
Poly Art Museum, Beijing, October 2003


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