China, a ruby red overlay glass snuff bottle, Four noble occupations, early 19th century.
A well carved ruby red overlay almost translucent snuffbottle adorned with four noble occupations (yu qiao geng du): woodsman, farmer, scholar, fisherman.
5.5 x 5,5 x 2,5 without stopper
China, early 19th century
Former collection of the administrator of the Bon Marché department store in Paris circa 1900.
The four occupations of people was a hierarchic social class structure developed in ancient China by either Confucian or Legalist scholars as far back as the late Zhou Dynasty and is considered a central part of the social structure.
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9 800 €