A moulded 'famille-rose' porcelain 'eighteen luohans' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period Of compressed form with a flat lip and recessed flat oval foot surrounded by a convex footrim, the body moulded with the eighteen luohan, all with distinctive attributes and all vividly painted in coloured enamels and against a ground of formalised waves, the foot inscribed in iron-red with an indistinct seal mark. 5.8cm high.
Illustrated: Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, Vol.6, No.6, p.84
For a Jiaqing reign-marked snuff bottle of similar moulded form and design in the Mary and George Bloch collection, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.6, Arts of the Fire, Hong Kong, 2008, pp.452-453, no.1202. It is rare to find an example of such small size as the current bottle.
清嘉慶 瓷胎模製粉彩十八羅漢鼻煙壺 礬紅「琥」篆文方印
出版： Paul Braga，《Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors》，Arts of Asia，1976年11-12月，卷6，第六期，頁84。
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