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Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 7/16 in. x 2 in. x 1 in. (6.19 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: 2002.9.146

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

Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Roughly square shaped Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated with a bird, flower, and butterfly motif against a sky blue enamel ground, within a blue bordered multi-lobed field. This decoration is within a larger yellow ground with blue chrysanthemums. The button lid is decorated with a multi-petalled white and pink flower.

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