A turquoise-glazed porcelain 'dragon and phoenix' snuff bottle
Qing dynasty, 1796-1820
Of flattened form, moulded on one side with a three-clawed dragon chasing a flaming pearl and a phoenix turning in flight in pursuit of a beribboned ruyi sceptre, amidst densely packed clouds and formalised flames, framed between a band of ruyi-head above the footrim and a band of key-fret pattern on the neck, covered all over with turquoise-blue and gold enamels.
Chinese Works of Art
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