A moulded famille-rose porcelain 'eighteen luohan' snuff bottle
Qianlong iron-red four-character seal mark and of the period Moulded in high relief with a continuous scene of the eighteen luohan engaged in various activities, all enamelled in various colours of red, green, blue, yellow, purple and orange on a white ground. 7.4cm high.
For a closely related Jiaqing reign-marked 'eighteen luohan' snuff bottle in 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, 2008, p.452, no.1202.
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