Late Qing dynasty / early Republican period, 1830-1920 Of compressed globular form rising from an oval foot to a cylindrical neck with archaistic handles flanking at the sides, both sides engraved with a three-clawed dragon in pursuit of a flaming pearl amongst swirling clouds. 6cm high.
The apocryphal inscription reads 'Shunzhi sannian Cheng Rongzhang zao' ('Made by Cheng Rongzhang in the third year of the Shunzhi reign'). For another example of this group of forgeries, see Moss, Graham and Tsang, A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection, Vol.7, Organic, Metal, Mixed Media, Hong Kong, 2009, pp.372-374, no.1619.
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