Coconut snuff bottle - Da gu and xi : happiness

Coconut snuff bottle carved on one side with a recessed panel with a stippled red ground.

Description

Coconut snuff bottle carved on one side with a recessed panel with a stippled red ground, enclosing the characters “da gu”, double happiness, flanked by a smaller panel with a cyclical date “Jizhou”, the reverse with a matching ovoid panel enclosing the two caracters “xi”, “happiness”, conjoined side by side.
An ivory panel forming the neck and mounth.

Period
1829 or 1889
Height
5,3 cm
Provenance
Private French Collection / Albemarle Collection, R. Kleiner catalogue 2004, Part 1 n° 78.

Galerie Espace 4

9 rue Mazarine
75006 Paris – France
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