16 September 2015
A CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL SNUFF BOTTLE
The bottle is decorated on each flat side with a shou character encircled by foliated dragons reserved on a blue ground within an octalobed panel surrounded by foliate sprays, and on the narrow sides with foliate motifs on a red band, all below ruyi and key-fret borders above.
2 1/8 in. (5.3 cm.) high, original cloisonné enamel stopper
Robert Hall, London, 1994.
Ruth and Carl Barron Collection, Belmont, Massachusetts, no. 1621.
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For a related example, with differing ground tones, from the J & J Collection see Moss, Graham, Tsang, The Art of the Chinese Snuff Bottle, The J&J Collection, New York, 1993, Volume II, p. 444, no. 266.
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