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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 5/16 in. x 1 15/16 in. x 15/16 in. (5.87 cm x 4.92 cm x 2.38 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.142


Marks
There are two character engraved into the bottom of the bottle, attributing it to the reign of Cheng Lung. A tag attached to the lid reads "HE EZ/8-67" on one side "92, KK."

Medium
Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast bronze base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated with still life scenes on each side, within blue rimmed four-lobed fields, executed in multicolored enamels against a blue and black mosaic ground. The lid is button shaped, with a turquoise and black mosaic ground. The metal is gilded.

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