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photographer E-Yaji.

The Marakovic Collection  
Figure: (I.74) 
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Palace Parrot

Famille rose enamels on translucent glass; with a flat lip and flat foot; painted with a continuous garden scene with a mature pine and another mature tree, possibly intended as a cypress, bamboo, asters, begonias (qiuhaitang 秋海棠), and roses, with a probable long-tailed paradise flycatcher (shoudai niao 綬帶鳥) perched in the branches of the pine, two golden pheasants, male and female, on the ground, and what looks like a parrot in flight, the neck with a band of feathery, formalized floral scrolling above a shoulder mantel of formalized lingzhi; the foot inscribed in regular script Qianlong nian zhi 乾隆年製 (‘Made in the Qianlong era’)
Palace workshops, Beijing, 1780–1799
Height: 5.53 cm
Mouth/lip: 0.80/1.78 cm
Stopper: mother-of-pearl; glass collar

Ko Collection
Hugh M. Moss Ltd
S. G. Harris and R. G. H. Binney
Robert Hall
Monimar Collection
Clare Chu, Los Angeles, October 2003

Journal of the International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society, Summer 1994, back cover
Clare Lawrence, Miniature Masterpieces from the Middle Kingdom: The Monimar Collection of Chinese Snuff Bottles (London: Zhenliu xuan, 1996), no. 3


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