A yellow-ground cloisonné-enamelled and gilt-bronze 'floral' snuff bottle
Late Qing dynasty The teardrop-shaped bottle with a band of ruyi around the cylindrical neck, all vividly enamelled in a combination of white, red, pink and green to the continuous scene of leafy sprays issuing from rockworks, with blossoming peonies on one side and chrysanthemum flowers on the reverse, all against a rich yellow ground. 5.8cm 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: Paul Braga, Hong Kong Chinese Snuff Bottle Collectors, Arts of Asia, November-December 1976, Vol.6, No.6, p.85 Chinese Snuff Bottles, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1977, p.103 & 129, pl.244
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