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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 3/4 in. x 1 11/16 in. x 3/4 in. (6.99 cm x 4.29 cm x 1.91 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.147


Marks
There are Chinese characters engraved into the metal on the bottom of the bottle, attributing it to the reign of Cheng Lung. A tage around the neck of the bottle reads "68/189" on one side and "l.OF/NFt/2-20" on the other.

Medium
Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, with a slight hourglass shape, decorated with a landscape containing two white rabbits on one side, and a bird on a branch on the other. The scenes are within fields formed by yellow phoenix. This decoration is within a larger brown ground with black and white chrysanthemum. The button lid is brown with a central black and whtie chrysanthemum.

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