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Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 3/4 in. x 1 7/16 in. x 7/8 in. (6.99 cm x 3.65 cm x 2.22 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.156

There is a tag around the neck which reads "59 NF" on one side and "JAD 5-6-67" on the other side.

Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Rectangular Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated a dragon on one side and a phoenix on the other, both against sky blue grounds. This decoration is within a larger turquoise ground, with a multicolored chrysanthemum pattern on the upper area of the bottle and on the button shaped lid.

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