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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 11/16 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 1 1/16 in. (6.83 cm x 4.76 cm x 2.7 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.148


Marks
There are Chiense character carved into the metal on the bottom of the bottle, which attribute it to the reign of Cheng Lung.

Medium
Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated on each side with still-lifes against turquise ground, within red bordered fields. This decoration is within a larger yellow ground with a blue flower and scroll pattern. The matching lid is button shaped.

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