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Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Bronze
2 1/2 in. x 1 7/8 in. x 1 in. (6.35 cm x 4.76 cm x 2.54 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.139

There are no markings.

Multicolored enamels on a cast bronze base.

Object Description
Round bodied Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, with decoration in inverted yellow-bordered heart shaped fields. The design consists of a blue bird on a branch with white flowers against a light blue ground on one side, and a blue bird with red tail feathers on a branch with orange flowers against a light blue ground on the other side. The scenes are within a larger black ground with diamond-shaped cloisons. There is a tiny lid with a central knob, decorated with rows of red and green petals.

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