Group of six (6) snuff bottles, including one (1) spinach jade with flattened, waisted body and etched landscape design, and five (5) famille rose hand painted porcelain bottles. One (1) square with prunus design, signed on bottom (couple of small edge chips, top detached from stopper); one (1) cylindrical with scene of teacher and young boys, signed on bottom; one (1) cylindrical with flowering peony bush, signed on bottom (top detached from stopper); one (1) flattened ovoid with scene of young men around a drum, table and fish bowl, and one (1) ovoid with iron red dragon decoration. Most have glass tops resembling red coral. 2 1/2" to 3 1/4" H. Chinese, late 19th/early 20th century. Provenance: the estate of Martha Dodge, Hendersonville, TN; the estate of Marvin Dodge (brother to Mrs. Dodge's late husband, Robert), Palm Beach, Florida; the estate of Clarence Mack, Palm Beach, Florida. Marvin Dodge was the caretaker/companion of noted American architect Clarence Mack, and inherited several antiques (now in this auction) from him. Biography: Clarence Mack, known for designing Georgian Revival homes in Ohio's prestigious Shaker Heights and Lakewood areas, and later in Palm Beach, was born in 1888 and grew up on Cleveland's west side and in Lakewood. Mack's houses were all apparently built for speculation; he is said to have bought the property, designed each house and acted as contractor, furnished the houses with antiques purchased from his European travels, and lived in many of them before selling them. His business slowed with the advent of the Stock Market crash of 1929. He spent 5 years traveling around the world before settling in Palm Beach, Florida in 1935. He continued to design and build there until his retirement in 1962, his name becoming synonymous with the "Palm Beach Regency Style." Never married, Mack died in Palm Beach in 1982. (sources: The Lakewood Historical Society and the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Case Western Reserve University.) CONDITION: Small cardboard disk glued to base of dragon bottle and tiny chip to base of dragon bottle. 2 lid caps detached. Porcelain bottle lids are worn with some small chipping. Stopper is broken off at top and stuck in the peony bottle. General light wear to bottles.
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