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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 11/16 in. x 2 1/8 in. x 1 1/8 in. (6.83 cm x 5.4 cm x 2.86 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.149


Marks
There are Chinese characters 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
Rounded Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated with a dragons within a cobalt bordered fields in the shape of inverted hearts, filled with sky blue enamel background. This decoration is within a larger ground black and orange mosaic ground. The button lid has the same mosaic pattern.

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