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A Vase of Snuff

Inlaid traditional enamels on bronze, with gold (cloisonné); with a flat lip, flat foot, and flat foot rim; the shoulders with strap handles supporting loose rings, the four panels decorated with an Indian-lotus design, the neck panels with leaf lappets, the two main-side ones beneath a formalized floral design, the outer foot rim also with formalized flowers, the foot engraved in regular script Qianlong nianzhi 乾隆年製 (‘Made in the Qianlong era’); the exterior exposed metal all gilt
Palace workshops, Beijing, 1736–1795
Height: 5.7 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.45/1.00 and 1.35 (rectangular)
Stopper: lapis-lazuli

Sotheby's, London, 5 December 1994, lot 193
Alan Hartman, New York
Asiantiques, Winter Park, Florida
J&J Collection
Christie’s, New York, 30 March 2005, lot 60
Hugh Moss (HK) Ltd, 2005

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), 65, fig. 31; 112, no. 29

Christie's Los Angeles, 2003


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