May 20th, 2013 Whit Monday May 21st, 2013 World Day for Cultural Diversity May 22nd, 2013 National Maritime Day May 22nd, 2013 World Biological Diversity Day May 25th, 2013 African Liberation Day May 26th, 2013 Trinity Sunday May 27th, 2013 Memorial Day May 27th, 2013 Jefferson Davis Birthday May 29th, 2013 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers May 30th, 2013 Corpus Christi May 31st, 2013 World No Tobacco Day June 1st, 2013 Statehood Day June 3rd, 2013 Jefferson Davis Birthday June 4th, 2013 World Day for Child Victims of Aggression June 5th, 2013 World Environment Day June 6th, 2013 Isra and Mi'raj June 8th, 2013 World Oceans Day June 11th, 2013 Kamehameha Day June 12th, 2013 World Day Against Child Labour June 14th, 2013 World Blood Donor Day June 14th, 2013 Flag Day June 16th, 2013 Father's Day June 17th, 2013 Bunker Hill Day June 17th, 2013 World Day to Combat Desertification June 19th, 2013 Juneteenth June 20th, 2013 World Refugee Day June 20th, 2013 West Virginia Day June 21st, 2013 June Solstice
Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle/ Blue&white Imari Painting/ Silver Mounts For Sale
Antique Chinese Porcelain Snuff Bottle Sterling Silver Cap and Mounts
~ please scroll down for more photos ~
Very fine antique Chinese porcelain snuff bottle with later silver cap and mounts.
The sterling mounts have English hallmarks.
Porcelain bottle dates from the 19th century or earlier.
Height (with cap on) - 3" (75 mm)
Diameter - 1 1/2" (38 mm)
This antique Chinese snuff bottle is beautifully decorated with a background of underglaze blue on white porcelain and further decorated with fine painting in overglaze red enamels and gilded designs. In the Japanese Ko Imari taste, but of Chinese manufacture and decoration.
The body is of a traditional shape and has been mounted with English sterling mounts and lid at a later time (circa 1880's), which include a domed lid which fits nicely over the stepped rim-mount, as well as a band at the bottom of the neck. This band has an attached ring, as does the lid, and there is a small delicate chain which holds the lid to the body of the bottle for easy use.
The mounts are signed with the hallmarks of the London silversmiths, "Cornelius Saunders and Frank Sheperd". This particular form of their hallmarks were used in the 1880's and so the bottle was made before that time and then the silver mounts were added in England.
The bottle looks to be quite old and probably dates to the mid to late 1800's or possibly even the late 18th century. The bottom is unsigned and has a very thing even foot with an iron-red rim (see photos). Very high quality
This antique snuff bottle is in excellent condition as shown in the photographs. There are no chips, no hairlines, and only some slight wear to the gold tracery. The silver mounts and lid or top are also in good condition with no dents.
PLEASE NOTE :
The low opening offer, with , is not meant to reflect upon the actual monetary value of the piece. My sales are structured this way to encourage offerding and to allow the final sale price to be determined by the buyers.
~ please click on image for high definition photos ~
This item will be a museum quality addition to any collection of Snuff Bottles and will display beautifully in any Chinese, Asian Modern, or Arts and Crafts decor.
This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free environment and it will be carefully packed and shipped for quick and safe arrival to its new owner.
Please look carefully at all the photographs to view the details and condition of the piece. Please e-mail with any questions ... we always respond quickly!
Shipped from Brisbane, California, USA. International shipping by USPS.
Items shipped to a location in California are subject to CA State sales tax.All of our pieces are guaranteed authentic, as described, and to your satisfaction, with a full money-back guarantee, including return shipping, if returned promptly and in good condition.