A blue-white porcelain snuff bottle - Monkeys

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A blue-white porcelain snuff bottle of cylindrical form decorated in underglaze- blue of 16 monkeys taking different postures.

China, 19th century

 

Description

A blue-white porcelain snuff bottle of cylindrical form decorated in underglaze- blue of 16 monkeys taking different postures. Some monkeys holding a branch of leaves, others holding a peach of longevity, butterflies flying around them. There is a stylized frieze around the collar and stylized clouds on the shoulder. A monkey in underglaze-blue under the foot.

China, 19th century

H: 6,8cm

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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