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Blue and White Opium Bottle

Auction:
3158T
Lot:
1613
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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 3158T
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
October 25, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Blue and White Opium Bottle, China, 19th/20th century, flattened ovoid form with a raised oval foot, decorated with mythological scenes, four-character Qianlong mark on base, ht. 3 3/4 in.

Provenance: By family descent from Thomas Handasyd Perkins (1764-1854). Perkins was an opium trader; he and his brother founded the Boston Athenaeum and the Perkins School for the Blind.
Estimate $500-700

Multiple glaze chips, losses to neck of bottle, surface scratches.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

China, Massachusetts, Monarchy, Perkins, Qianlong Emperor, Surname, Thomas Handasyd Perkins

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