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Ching Dynasty 18th C. Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle


Ching Dynasty 18th C. Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

Ching Dynasty 18th C. Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle







Ching Dynasty 18th C. Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle

Ching Dynasty 18th C. Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle






Ching Dynasty 18th C. Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle
Ching Dynasty 18th C. Chinese Cloisonne Snuff BottleChing Dynasty 18th C. Chinese Cloisonne Snuff Bottle







Ching Dynasty 18th Century Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle
Date: 1736-1795 Qianlong (Ch'ien Lung)—Ch'ing Dynasty
Materials: cloisonné enamel on copper base
Size: 2 13/16" tall x 2" wide x 3/4" deep
Condition: Excellent condition. Shows natural patina from use especially on
lid and sides of bottle. White shows some darkening from use, probably from oil on skin.
Maker's Mark: There is a mark on the underside of the foot. According to my resources, it matches the mark for the Qianlong (Ch'ien Lung) from 1736 to1795 during the Ch'ing Dynasty.
Description: This is a lovely snuff bottle in the classic 'moon flask' form of the Qianlong period. Made with at least 3 shades of blue enamel on a white background. Copper wire used for the cloisonné outline. Design consists of floral tendrils surrounding what appears to be a traditional crysanthimum blossom, one on each side of the bottle. Shape of bottle is a rounded pill-like form. The lid has a cabochon shape and attached to it is a slender copper spoon which reaches nearly to the bottom of the bottle. This spoon was used to lift out the snuff from the bottle and up to ones nose for a quick sniff of snuff. Fits into the hand very nicely, and feels like a smoothly worn pebble.

Item #aa04
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