The Property of a Gentleman (lots 543-545)
A puce and blue-enamelled porcelain 'dragon' snuff bottle
Qianlong four-character seal mark and of the period
Of bulbous pear-shaped form tapering to a long slender neck from the hollowed foot, the body enamelled with a pair of confronting scaly five-clawed dragons, one flying amidst stylised clouds and flames, the other emerging out of turbulent waves, the base inscribed with four-character seal mark in underglaze-blue.
Chinese Works of Art
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