A yellow-glazed porcelain snuff bottle

18th/19th century

naturalistically moulded in the shape of a corn cob, supported on a foot ring and tapering towards the short neck, covered with a bright lemon-yellow glaze, tiger’s eye stopper

height 7 cm without stopper

from a Dutch private collection acquired prior to the 1980’s

This very crisply moulded bottle covered with its attractive glaze is a fine example of its type. A nearly identical bottle is illustrated in ‘Snuff Bottles in the Collection of the National Palace Museum’, Taipei, 1991, pl. 98. For a further example see H.M. Moss and K. Thurlow ‘Chinese Snuff Bottles From the Collection of the Rt. Hon. The Marquess of Exeter, K.C.M.G.’, London, 1974, pl.C.74.

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