A yellow and turquoise-glazed porcelain snuff bottle

19th/20th century

naturalistically moulded in the shape of a corn cob partially covered by the leaves, the covered side decorated in relief with a praying mantis climbing a leafy stem issuing from the bottle’s neck, the corn cob covered with a pale lemon glaze, the leaves with a translucent turquoise-blue glaze, carnelian stopper

height 8.5 cm without stopper

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


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