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China Anonymous, Chinese
Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Bronze
3 3/16 in. x 1 3/8 in. x 1 3/8 in. (8.1 cm x 3.49 cm x 3.49 cm)


Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.131


Marks
There is a label on the bottom which reads: "297."

Medium
Multicolored enamels and gilding on a cast bronze or copper base.

Object Description
Tall, narrow, cylindrical Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, with two scenes on the sides of white birds on water, with red lotus flowers. These scense are within six-sided panels in a larger ground of red flowers and coablt, green, white and yellow scrolls against a turquoise ground. The bottle has a tiny dome lid with no knob.

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