An enamel on copper 'European subject' snuff bottle
Guangzhou, Qing dynasty, Qianlong black-enamelled four-character mark
Of globular form with a slightly splayed flat foot, rising from wide slanted shoulders to a gently waisted cylindrical neck, one side vividly enamelled with a portrait of a young girl and the reverse a boy, both in traditional Dutch outfits within a circular panel, the narrow sides decorated with a profusion of archaistic motif against a brilliant lemon yellow and blue ground, the base with four-character kaishu mark.
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