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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 13/16 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 1 in. (7.14 cm x 4.76 cm x 2.54 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.145


Marks
There are Chinese characters engraved into the metal on the bottom of the bottle, attributing it to the reign of Cheng Lung.

Medium
Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated with still-life scenes on each side, within a cobalt bordered four-lobed field with a yellow ground. This decoration is within a larger ground decorated with red and green chrysantheumums and gold scrolls against a turquoise ground. The button shaped lid has turquoise and black rings with a central red flower.

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