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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: 2002.9.155


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 "JAD 5-6-67" on one side and "58 NF" on the other side.

Medium
Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Reverse hourglass shaped Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated on one side with a phoenix and on the other with a dragon, each against turquoise grounds and within a red bordered four lobed field. This decoration is within a larger yellow ground decorated with multicolored scrolls and chrysanthemums. The bottle has a button shaped lid with bands of yellow and cobalt, and a central pink flower.

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