London, South Kensington
5 December 2002
A cinnabar lacquer snuff bottle
of spade shape, deeply carved to each side with a phoenix in flight amongst cloud scrolls, below a band of stiff leaves to the neck, stopper -- 3in. (7.6cm.) high, (minor wear).
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