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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 5/8 in. x 1 3/4 in. x 1 in. (6.67 cm x 4.45 cm x 2.54 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.150


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
Round bodied Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated with a yellow/brown and white toned dragons against turquoise, within a red bordered fields. This decoration is within a larger cobalt ground with diamond shaped cloisons. The top and bottle edge are decorated with bands of sea green enamel. The button shaped lid is decorated with a central yellow flower against a cobalt ground.

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