Daoguang iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period Of sumptuous and flattened pear-shaped body, with a convex lip and recessed foot surrounded by a protruding convex, oval footrim, the exterior with eight cranes in flight amongst blue and red clouds above a rich cafe-au-lait ground, the base with four-character zhuanshu seal mark. 6.2cm high.
For a closely related snuff bottle from 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, 1995, p.683, no.1315.
道光年間製作的官窯瓷器上開始出現以鬥雞、鴿子、仙鶴、鸚鵡、蟈蟈、蟋蟀等為主題的紋飾，此時嗜好鼻炎的人也增多，鼻煙壺的製作也較前朝更為流行，造型及裝飾更加多樣。瑪麗及莊智博收藏亦有一件清道光瓷胎粉彩仙鶴雲紋鼻煙壺與本壺類似，見莫士撝, Victor Graham 及曾嘉寶著，《A Treasury of Chinese Snuff Bottles: The Mary and George Bloch Collection 》，第6冊，第二部份，頁683，編號1315。
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