Qing dynasty, 1736-1830 Of flattened pear-shape form tapering to a long slender neck, supported on an oval foot, the curved body with archaistic handles at the sides, both sides with two dragons in flight admist swirling clouds and a crab on crashing waves. 5.7cm high.
See two other closely related snuff bottles from the Mary and George Bloch collection, illustrated by Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.3, Hong Kong, 1998, pp.54-59, no.393-394.
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