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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 1/2 in. x 2 in. x 1 in. (6.35 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.143


Marks
There are Chinese characters engraved on the bottom of the bottle, attributing it to the reign of Cheng Lung, and a tag around the lid which reads: "93, KK" on one side and "HEEF/8-67" on the other side.

Medium
Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast bronze or copper base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated with a dragon motif executed in multicolored enamels against an aqua ground, within inverted heart-shaped red bordered fields. The design is set against a background with a multicolored chrysanthemum and scroll pattern on a yellow ground. The lid is button shaped, with a green and red floral design on a turquoise ground.

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