A 'famille-rose' enamel on porcelain 'lotus and chrysanthemum' snuff bottle
Qianlong iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period
Of compressed globular form with a short waisted neck, resting on a slightly concave oval foot, brilliantly enamelled with two lotus flowers on the central body and two chrysanthemum at the sides, surrounded by stylised floral scroll, set against a dense and vivid ground of tighter formalised floral scroll picked out in iron-red, all below a turquoise ruyi-shaped collar at the neck and above a band of lappets at the foot, the neck decorated with a stylised floral scroll in gold against an orange-beige ground, the base inscribed in iron-red with four-character mark within a square.
Chinese Works of Art
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