12 May 1999
An unusual enamelled snuff bottle
Of oviform shape with a small waisted neck, painted on either side in green, iron-red, blue, yellow and black enamels and gilt details with a large oval panel containing a reversable profile of a bespectacled European gentleman and a smiling woman, red enamel inscription on the base, stopper
9 cm. high
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For another snuff bottle decorated with a reversable profile, see D.S. Howard & J. Ayers, China for the West, p. 378, fig. 373.
The blue enamelled border line has a small retouched area measuring approximately 1 cm.
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