Qing dynasty, 1800-1900 Of rectangular form with high shoulders, carved on one side with an inscription in kaishu, the reverse with an inscription in zhuanshu, the shoulders flanked by a pair of Buddhist lion ring handles. 6.7cm high.
Exhibited: Chinese Snuff Bottles, jointly presented by Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors Study Group and the Urban Council, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 15 October to 26 November 1977
Illustrated: Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.91, pl.209
The inscriptions are proverbial, advocating people to be sensitive, use one's words correctly and live moderately.
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