|Mid Qing White-Glazed Buddhist Lion Porcelain Snuff Bottle|
|c. 1790 – 1810s|
Qianlong / Jiaqing period, Qing dynasty
Porcelain with white glaze
Length: 7 cm
From a San Francisco Bay area estate
A charming and unusual white-glazed porcelain snuff bottle, made between 1790 – 1810, and mould-cast in the form of a recumbent Buddhist lion with a brocaded ball between its mouth and paws. The eyes are accented with black glaze and a ring of exposed biscuit, while the original stopper is capped with turquoise and natural coral.
A similar snuff bottle in the Hildegard Schonfeld Collection was sold by Christies New York on 21 March 2013 (lot 1093 sale 2801).