Description

An Underglaze Blue & Copper-Red Porcelain Snuff Bottle

1840-1870 

3 ½ inches high

Provenance: Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd. Hong Kong 2008

Ruth and Carl Barron, No. 4763 

 

Painted in a continuous scene with eight foreigners dressed in European clothing and each bald at the top of the head and with curly locks to the sides, each holding a Daoist attribute and with various mythical animals in their midst.

 

The scene depicts the Baman Jinbao (eight barbarians bearing tribute). See Michael C. Hughes, Small Treasures, The Art Institute of Chicago, 2015, pp.12-    13, No. 3