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photographer E-Yaji.

The Marakovic Collection  
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Absent Immortals

Inlaid famille rose enamels on bronze, with gold (cloisonné); with a flat lip, flat foot, and flat foot rim; decorated with a continuous design, the elements similar on the two main sides, of a formalized shou (‘longevity’) character with a bat flying beneath it and the emblems of the Eight Daoist Immortals on a ground of formalized floral scrolling, the neck and base with a band of formalized lingzhi; the exterior exposed metal all gilt
Probably imperial, 1730–1830
Height: 7.75 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.92/1.45 cm
Stopper: lapis-lazuli with gilt-bronze collar and upper collar in a formalized petal design; ruby finial

Urs Frech, Zurich
Hermann Peter
Michael C. Hughes, New York, 2005

Michael C. Hughes, The Hermann Peter Collection of Snuff Bottles (New York: Michael C. Hughes, LLC, 2005), no. 41
Chang Gang 常罡, Canghai yizhu: Qiasi falang biyanhu yanjiu 滄海遗珠掐絲珐琅鼻烟壺研究 [Undiscovered pearls in the deep ocean: A study of cloisonné enamel snuff bottles] (Beijing: SDX Joint Publishing Co., 2013), 81, no. 8


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