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Chinese Cloisonné Snuff Bottle, 20th c.
Enamel on Copper
2 13/16 in. x 2 in. x 1 in. (7.14 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm)

Object Type: Cloisonné
Technique: Cloisonné
Period: Ch'ing Dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Douglas and Pamela Routh
Accession Number: 2002.9.132

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Multicolored enamel and gilding on a cast copper base.

Object Description
Pear shaped Chinese cloisonée snuff bottle, decorated with a landscape within a yellow bordered multi-lobed field. This decoration is within a larger ground composed of black enamel with diamond shaped cloisons. The lid is silver with a green inset stone. The lid does not appear original to the bottle.

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