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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 1/2 in. x 1 15/16 in. x 1 in. (6.35 cm x 4.92 cm x 2.54 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.153


Marks
There are Chinese characters carved into the metal on the bottom of the bottle, which attribute it to the reign of Cheng Lung. A label around the neck reads "56 LOF" on one side and "GV 4-23-67" on the other side.

Medium
Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Round bodied Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated with two yellow dragons on each side, which join to form circles. The dragons are against a turquoise background, filled with a multicolored chrysanthemum and scroll pattern. There is a matching button shaped lid.

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